Haiku: The Power of Brevity


I had the privilege of writing about one of my favorite topics in the January/February issue of Southern Writers Magazine – haiku!

I love to write haiku just for the sake of writing haiku. I even have a separate blog dedicated to the Japanese poetry form — Life: Haiku by Haiku.

But did you know there are many ways haiku can help you with other writing? I describe several techniques I’ve used in this month’s issue. Here’s a clip:


If you’d like to read more and are not a current subscriber, I highly recommend Southern Writers for their consistently helpful articles in each bi-monthly issue. For more information on subscriptions, please click HERE.

And of course, if you have any questions on any of these techniques, feel free to leave a comment!

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9 Responses to Haiku: The Power of Brevity

  1. Sounds like it was a useful article, Jan. I haven’t written any haiku for too long. Time to get back to it.


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  2. Anonymous says:

    That was really cool, Jan!

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  3. Beth Carter says:

    What a fantastic article!! Very well done. I love your examples and miss writing haiku. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. rgayer55 says:

    Congrats on the publication, Jan. That’s really cool. I was not familiar with this magazine.

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