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t'heart of haiku was  created in 2010 by Svetlana Marisova and Ted van Zutphen as a place for them to collaborate and explore the mysteries of life through their unfolding love for each other and for the power of expressing their separate lives through the poetic form explored by and depthed by the great Japanese haiku poets.

With her infectiously youthful enthusiasm the late Marisova envisioned a time when short form poems crafted in the English language could become as potent a form of poetry as the hokku written by Basho, Buson, Chiyo-ni and Issa.  With an almost irreverent zeal, and often at odds with the entrenched world of English language haiku, she pressed forward to enflesh that vision.

This site is now being offered by Ted van Zutphen and Svetlana Marisova's family and friends as a gift and a repository for all those who share their vision.

 
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Submissions of material for publication

on the art of haiku pages

may be made by registered members of this web site.

Guidelines for submissions:

  • Click "Submit a haiku" (or senryu, etc.), copy and paste your haiku in the body, swipe/highlight your text.
  • Next choose a Font (Tahoma recommended), Size (14), center justify and italic if desired.
  • Fill in a title (first line recommended).
  • Choose Section: haiku submissions,, senryu submissions etc.
  • Choose Category: haiku, senryu, etc.
  • Mark Published (yes), Front Page (no).
  • If all looks good, click "Save" at the top..... That's it. 
  • To submit a haiga, place the cursor in the body, click "image" at the bottom, open the "haiga" folder and upload your image.... click Insert at the top. Embedded text is preferred.

             Thanks for your submission.

  • Administration reserves the right to change appearance, section and display characteristics.
  • No content will be changed without the consent of the author.
  • Submissions may be deleted or unpublished, if considered inappropriate.