Welcome to Haiku Canada


The Haiku Canada Collection, established in 2017, is located in British Columbia
at the University of Victoria Library, within Special Collections and University Archives.
Haiku-related archives also exist at other locations in Canada.

The Archives Committee was ratified at the 2018 Haiku Canada annual meeting.
It is the intention of the committee to foster and oversee the growth of the Haiku Canada Collection
and to promote awareness of this resource, as well as other sites of related materials in Canada,
to our membership and interested members of the public.

The committee would like to acknowledge the Honorary Archivist for Haiku Canada, Dorothy Howard,
for her many years of dedicated service. Prior to 2017, the archives were maintained and housed
by Dorothy, near Ottawa in Ontario.

The committee would also like to appreciate Terry Ann Carter for initiating the relationship
with the University of Victoria Special Collections.

Recent acquisitions include haiku materials donated by Winona Baker and by the estate of Anna Vakar.

Archives Committee:
Katherine Munro
Lynne Jambor
Vicki McCullough

If you have questions or suggestions for the committee, an interest in contributing
to this important work, or materials to donate, please don’t hesitate to contact us at:

Building the Haiku Canada Collection
Publishing a haiku-related book? Donate 1-2 copies
to the Haiku Canada Collection as part of your distribution plan.
Downsizing? Preparing for end of life? Help build the Haiku Canada Collection.
Already donated your haiku materials to another Canadian archives?
Let us know, so these sites and resources can be networked.

Haiku from the 30th Anniversary Members Anthology "Blossoming" Haiku Canada 2007

on the seashore
a hundred-year-old couple
seated in eternity

~Janick Belleau~

onto cedar bough
cherry blossom settles
so soundlessly

~Guy Simser~

between each wave
my children

~Marco Fraticelli~

japanese garden
we wait for the moon
to light the stone lantern

~Ann Goldring~

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