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Haiku Poet

Haiku Poet

By Josh Cleveland
The Haiku Poet podcast explores the beauty and essence of life through the lens of haiku poetry. Looking at ways to engage more fully with the adventure of living.
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Home in the Woods by Eliza Wheeler

Haiku Poet

Home in the Woods by Eliza Wheeler

Haiku Poet

Home in the Woods by Eliza Wheeler
Join us as we read Eliza Wheeler’s Home in the Woods. You can check out more of her work at
June 18, 2021
Duluth Minnesota Enger Tower and the Peace Bell
Join us for a fun visit to the Duluth Minnesota Enger Tower and the Peace Bell.
June 4, 2021
Michael Dylan Welch - Haiku Poet Interview
In this episode we feature the haiku of Michael Dylan Welch. We were up at the beach skipping rocks at Lake Superior. Check out his website at:
May 12, 2021
Tracy Gallup Interview and Reading of My First Book of Haiku Poems
Join us as we read Tracy’s book and interview her for this episode. Also check out her website:
April 16, 2021
Golden Haiku Poetry Competition and Public Display in Washington D.C.
Enjoy this year’s selected haiku along with a brief description and history of the Golden Haiku Poetry Contest taking place each spring in Washington D.C.
April 1, 2021
Gary Hotham Haiku Poetry and Interview
Join us around our campfire as we interview haiku poet Gary Hotham. Check out these links to enjoy more of Gary’s poetry. Gary Hotham ( Brevity & the Art of Haiku at Elliot Society
March 18, 2021
Tom Clausen of Mann Library’s Daily Haiku
In this episode we interview Tom Clausen of Mann Library’s Daily Haiku.
January 21, 2021
Paddling Adventure Featuring the Book River by Elisha Cooper
Join us as we interview artist and author Elisha Cooper. In this episode we feature his book River, which is a beautiful haiku styled journey down the Hudson River.
December 15, 2020
Daily Haiku Blogger Kristen Lindquist
Come join us around the campfire for this interview with Kristen Lindquist. You can enjoy more of Kristen’s haiku at her blog where you can also sign up to receive her daily haiku email.
November 27, 2020
Randy Brooks Haiku Poet and Publisher
Join us for this great interview with haiku poet and publisher, Randy Brooks. We discovered him on the Mann Library Daily Haiku website, which is maintained by Tom Clausen. You can enjoy more haiku from Randy Brooks and a variety of publications that he offers here at Brooks Books.
November 14, 2020
Loggerhead Shrike Photography and Haiku with Rachel Kolokoff Hopper
Join us as we discover the haiku-like photography of Rachel Kolokoff Hopper. In her project Death on the Plains, she highlights the Loggerhead Shrike and it’s unique food caches. Check out her photography here:
November 5, 2020
Acorn Pancakes and Satellites Haiku
Making acorn flour pancakes after enjoying an afternoon fall walk. Stunning display of satellites under the darkening sky.
October 22, 2020
Timber Wolves and Tornados Camping Haiku
Join us as we take an afternoon ginkgo walk a path of autumn leaves. We reflect on our recent camping trip where we heard timberwolves in the middle of the night and sought shelter in the basement of 100-year-old cabin during a tornado warning.
October 13, 2020
Fabric of Friends Haiku (part 2)
Enjoy the second part, in this two-part collection of original haiku shared by friends from all over the world. It is a dynamic thread of observations anchored in the present moment that ties each of these haiku together.
September 22, 2020
Fabric of Friends Haiku (part 1)
Enjoy part one, in a two-part collection of original haiku shared by friends from all over the world. It is a dynamic thread of observations in the present moment that ties each of these together.
September 16, 2020
Interview with Patricia McGuire of Haiku Pea Podcast
Join us as we sip kombucha around our picnic table and share an interview with Patricia McGuire, host of the Haiku Pea podcast. Check out her website with links to the podcast, opportunity for haiku and senryu submission, and to learn more about the other exciting things Patricia is doing to build community with haiku enthusiasts from all over the world. - Finally, you are invited to email your original haiku to: for possible feature on an upcoming episode.
August 22, 2020
Toppling Trees Haiku
Join us around the campfire as we enjoy pistachios and reflect on a recent big summer storm. Contemplating what is gained and lost in embracing a hi tech lifestyle.
August 16, 2020
Summer Haiku Fishing Adventures
Join us as we reflect on our recent fishing adventure!
August 6, 2020
Painting the Fish House and Midsummer Haiku
Join us around the campfire as we reflect on some of the high points of summer - corn on the cob, another black bear sighting, and making progress on our fish house. Already thinking about winter.
July 31, 2020
Lupine, Lilac, and Dandelion Wine
Enjoying the glory of springtime, the blooming plants, and the wonder of fermentation! We reflect on the delightful story by Barbara Coony, Miss Rumphius:
June 20, 2020
Black Bears and Mille Fleur d’Uccle Chickens
Springtime black bear sighting and new fluffy chicks.
May 24, 2020
Abandoned Train Tunnel Ginko Walk
Join us for a ginko walk through an abandoned train tunnel.
May 16, 2020
Evening Reflections
Enjoy the brilliance of spring, the power of haiku, and the value of pause as we reflect on our day and this season of change.
May 3, 2020
Ravens - Ely, MN Author - Becca Brin Manlove
Enjoy the chapter titled Ravens from the book Hauling Water by Becca Brin Manlove. Check out more of her current work at:
April 28, 2020
Haiku Poet Alan S. Bridges
Enjoy this interview with haiku poet Alan S. Bridges. His echapbook in a flash is available at Snapshot Press (2019) and he recently placed third in the Turtle Light Press Haiku Chapbook Contest, with Stirring Ashes. His first full-length collection, in the curves, is being published in 2020 by Red Moon Press. He was recently invited to judge the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Competition, the results of which are revealed in the summer edition of Modern Haiku. Read Alan’s in a flash here -
April 21, 2020
Breakfast Haiku Reading
Original haiku enjoyed around the breakfast table as well as an update on our honey bee swarm trapping. We have some traps set!
April 15, 2020
Reflecting on The Honey Bus by Meredith May Watch the man in action:
April 3, 2020
Making Maple Syrup
Enjoying springtime
March 31, 2020
Kombucha and How-to Haiku
Enjoy making a batch of kombucha and explore some of the elements that distinguish haiku from other forms of poetry.
March 21, 2020
Distant Cries of the Pileated
Original haiku shared around a springtime campfire.
March 18, 2020
Canadian Haiku Poet Naomi Beth Wakan
Enjoy original haiku and tanka from Naomi Beth Wankan on the shore of Lake Superior.
March 15, 2020
Guinea Pigs
Top 3 movies: the tree of life / red turtle / the heart of man
March 6, 2020
Opening Our Hands
Opening our hands to receive and to release.
February 25, 2020
Beekeeping Adventures
We’re excited to be taking steps towards our upcoming adventure of beekeeping.
February 14, 2020
Sledding and Skating Rearrangement Haiku
Reflecting on the day of rearranged plans.
February 6, 2020
Haiku Fire
Original haiku enjoyed around the fire.
January 31, 2020
New Year Haiku
Celebrating 2020 with the goal of penning at least one haiku each day of this new year.
January 3, 2020
Ski Reflections Haiku
Enjoying warmth of the campfire and memories of cross country skiing.
December 14, 2019
Thanksgiving Snowstorm Haiku
Join us for the adventure of embracing 24 inches of fresh fallen snow.
December 6, 2019
Evening Haiku Reading
Original haiku enjoyed outdoors near the campfire.
November 23, 2019
Haiku Around the Campfire
Join us as we read original haiku around the campfire on a cool November day.
November 16, 2019
Interview with Welsh haiku poet Paul Chambers
Come enjoy a time around the campfire as we hear from Paul Chambers a haiku poet from the UK.
November 1, 2019
Rainy Day Haiku
Exploring words, poetry, and the power of the pictures around us.
October 29, 2019
Hawaii Adventure
Contrasting the moderate temperatures of Hawaii with the extremes of Minnesota.
October 22, 2019
October Afternoon Haiku Reading
An enjoyable afternoon haiku reading of original work.
October 13, 2019
Haiku September Picnic
An evening mid-September around the picnic table.
October 6, 2019
Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys written by Bob Raczka
A beautiful book of active haiku. Thanks Bob for your encouragement to write haiku – also thanks for allowing us to read your book in its entirety. It’s one of our family favorites.
October 5, 2019
Morning Haiku
Haiku Poet 101 kicks off the first season with a morning haiku.
September 26, 2019