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What is a haiku?

A haiku usually comes from a sensory awareness of the world, an appreciation of nature in a particular and identifiable season. It is a moment in verse. It’s brief. Traditionally, a haiku has two parts or images juxtaposed in an interesting connection. It is usually 3 lines. In Japanese, a haiku has 17 sound units, in 3 phrases of 5 / 7 / 5. English counts syllables differently, so English haiku do not need to be 5 + 7 + 5 syllables. Here are some of Julie's published haiku.

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1     Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2013: Haiku Invitational contest, British Columbia winner 

2     Erotic Haiku: Of Skin on Skin, edited by George Swede & Terry Ann Carter, 2017

3     Jar of Rain: The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku 2020, edited by Jim Kacian

       & Modern Haiku Robert Spiess Award 2020, 3rd place winner, 2020

4     The Jade Pond, edited by Angela Naccarato & Jacquie Pearce, 2018

5     Kingfisher Journal, edited by Tanya McDonald, December 2020

6     The Wanderer Brush, illustrated and edited by Ion Codrescu, 2020

7     Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2021: Haiku Invitational contest, Vancouver Sakura winner 

8     Golden Triangle Washington D.C. 2022: Cherry Blossom Street Sign

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