Not Previously Published

This website mostly features content that I have previously published elsewhere and then collected here. However, for various reasons, a number of contributions have appeared here without first being published elsewhere. Here’s a list of most of them. In most cases, I decided to publish this content on my website because of the unlikelihood of publishing it elsewhere. In some cases the content stems from workshops I give, or from presentations or speeches I’ve given at conferences or other events. In other cases the content missed its window of opportunity for publication, so I’ve included it here rather than leave it unavailable. Introductions to major subpages, such as Haiku and Senryu, and nearly all of the marvelously fascinating contributions to the Digressions page are also previously unpublished. See also the Postscripts page, which lists previously unpublished additions to other content.

★ = most recommended (start with these)

Essays, Reviews, Speeches, Handouts,
and Other Earthly Delights

2009: My Poetic Year

2010: My Poetic Year

2011: My Poetic Year

2012: My Poetic Year

2015 Griffin-Farlow Haiku Award Winners

A Few Don’ts by an Imagiste: Learning from Ezra Pound

African American Haiku: Cultural Visions

Alice’s Chain of Thought

An Introduction to Tan-Renga

A Survey of Today’s English-Language Haiku Activity

Bashō’s Frog: The Gift of Haiku

Clocking Out

Defining Haiku by Iterations

Directions in Tanka

E. E. Cummings—Not for Mostpeople

Ekphrastic Assimilations

First Trip to Japan

For the Love of Skiing

Haiku Checklist

Haiku, Green Tea & Sushi

Haiku Missionary: An Annotated Response to Alan Watts’ “Haiku”

Haikuna Matata

How I Came to Haiku

How to Present a Rengay

If You’re Haikuing and You Know It

Jay Gelzer’s Haiku Soul

Linking and Leaping: A Haiga Primer

Listening to the Rain

Lorraine Ellis Harr’s ISN’Ts of Haiku

The Matsuyama Declaration: An Annotated Analysis

My Haiku Notebooks

My Window Opens: A Personal Haiku History

Nine Words — by Tracy Koretsky

Notes on Gendai Haiku


On Writing Haiku

Opening the Haiku Window

Poetential: Notes on The Virgin of Bennington

Problems and Challenges of International Haiku

Pronouncing Kireji and Senryu

Pronunciation Guide for Names of Haiku Poets

Remembering Bill Higginson

Response to Alina Kwiatowska (about my poem “Bedroom in Arles”)

Sandlot Haiku and the Democracy of the Internet

Savouring Salvage

Seishi Yamaguchi’s The Essence of Modern Haiku

Selected Examples of Déjà-ku

Set in Stone

Seven Fundamentals: A Guide to Rengay for Editors

Smooth Sailing—2013 HNA Welcome Speech

Some Thoughts on Déjà-ku

Striking Gold: The American Haiku Archive

Three Erasures

Two Books for Children

Wanting the Mouth of a Lover

Waverley Writers

Waves of Influence: Paul O. Williams

Welcome to Haiku North America 2001

Welcome to Haiku North America 2003

Welcome to Haiku North America 2009

What’s In a Name? Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Poetry

William Harts Monsoon

Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers