This Week in Haikupedia — August 30, 2020

The Haiku Foundation welcomes you to Haikupedia! Each week for the next several months we will release a few new articles in our ever-expanding encyclopedia of haiku. These we hope will give you a sense of the potential scale of this enterprise, as well as entice you to become a part of the project.

Haiku in Denmark does not have a very long history, which provides it with the advantages of very clear origins and a sure sense of what it has accomplished. Much of this information is due to the work of Thorvald Berthelsen, the unofficial (or perhaps now official!) historian of Danish haiku. This week’s tour of the subject will also introduce you to several of its key players: Pia Valentin Sørensen; long-time international haiku advocate Hanne HansenMona Larsen; the current enfant terrible of Danish haiku, Johannes S. H. BjergNiels Kjaer; and Ole Bundgaard.

We welcome your participation! If you would like to be a part of this important project, please contact the editors using our Contact Box below. We have a need for all levels of expertise, and will look forward to finding the right niche for you!

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