December 2017 Children's and Young Adult Lead Titles

Write Your Own Haiku: Learn Poetry in the Japanese Tradition Patricia Donegan


Hardback | Dec 2017 | Tuttle Publishing | 9780804849296 | 48pp | 254x191mm | GEN | AUD$17.99

Age range 8 to 12

Haiku is a uniquely Japanese form of poetry that uses images from nature to capture a feeling or a moment. Haiku are short but powerful—making them easy and fun to write and share with your friends. The activities in this book will show you how to create your own haiku, and will help you to think up memorable words and images, and write the three short lines that make a great haiku. With clear explanations and many examples, this is a great way to have fun while you explore this fascinating aspect of Japanese culture. 

Write Your Own Haiku introduces four styles of haiku to readers and includes projects on:

  • Your first haiku—how to get started with the classic form of poetry
  • Haiku about Nature—exploring nature is a traditional element in haiku
  • Haibun—Haiku with a short story
  • Haiga—Haiku with a drawing
  • Renga—Haiku that you write with friends