March 5, 2019


Summary – Kigo

One of the tenets of haiku aesthetics that the Yuki Teikei Society honors is the importance of the use of kigo, or season words, in English-language haiku. Richard Gilbert, a prominent editor and critic of haiku and allied forms has published a treatise strongly supporting the use of season words in all haiku. See it in the on-line journal, Simply Haiku, at this link. (See our publication that elaborates on San Francisco Bay Area season words at this link.)