Thank you for your interest in helping me!
Please note that I am not looking for monetary contributions. Rather, I’m interested in publications pertaining to haiku, senryu, haibun, Japanese-style linked poetry (renga and renku) and tanka. Both Web publications (Web sites, special Web pages on more general sites, etc.) and publications in other media, including print and electronic. Relevant physical materials will be added to my personal collection of such materials, and will go on to form part of the William J. Higginson Collection at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University. Relevant Web materials will be posted on the “Haiku and Related Forms” pages of the Open Directory, the world’s largest hand-built directory of World Wide Web materials and source of most other directory listings and for many search engines.
For a full announcement of what this blog is all about, please read this PDF file: Announcement
If you would like to send something—a book, magazine, or a haiku and related publication in some other medium—I’d be happy to receive it. Please send items through regular mail to:
P. O. Box 1402
Summit, NJ 07902
I will try to acknowledge gifts on this blog within one or two weeks. (I do travel, and sometimes work away from home for a week or more at a time, so please bear with me if you don’t see a reflection of your gift promptly. I recommend that anyone interested in what I’ve received lately subscribe to the RSS feed for posts on this blog. Click the link at the top of the page to subscribe.)
You may also send me links to relevant Web pages for possible inclusion in the Open Directory, at Wordfield.
One note of caution: For hard-copy materials published before 2007, please check with me before sending anything, as I have no wish to accumulate duplicates, and the collection is already substantial!
For Web materials, it would be a very good idea to first look at the relevant Open Directory pages, here: http://www.dmoz.org/Arts/Literature/Poetry/Forms/Haiku_and_Related_Forms/ to make sure the site you have in mind is not already listed. (Over 300 such sites already are, and please note, the Open Directory frowns on linking to multiple pages in the same Web site.)
Again, thank you for your interest. I’ll be very grateful if you’ll join me in these projects, which are designed to help our poetry community now and in the future. With your help, the Open Directory will continue its work of keeping the online world up to date as regards haiku and related writings, and this blog will do the same for print and other media.