About

Edinburgh Haiku Circle was established in January 2016 with the aim of bringing together people and words while drawing inspiration from Japanese haiku. The circle meets once a month at the Scottish Poetry Library, just off the city’s Royal Mile. Each meeting lasts for two hours, the first hour being employed in the study and discussion of selected Japanese haiku, and the second hour being allocated to appreciating haiku composed by participants. The atmosphere is casual and no previous knowledge of the Japanese language is required. A record of haiku composed by our members so far can be perused by clicking a season in the roll-down menu item “Haiku by Season”. Enjoy!

Edinburgh Haiku Circle’s next meeting will take place online on 11th July 2020, 1.30-3.30pm.  The cost is £5 (or £3 for concessions) .  Contact Catherine Urquhart (catherine.urquhart102@gmail.com) for further details.

NEW:  Click “Renga” on the menu above to enjoy our new linked verse creations.

CALLING ALL ISSA FANS!  Click “Special” to peruse a carefully selected collection of winter, new year, spring and summer haiku by Kobayashi Issa.