Angela Yuriko Smith discusses haikus

My mentee from the Horror Writers Association and fellow member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, Angela Yuriko Smith recently had a good article providing a good refresher on the haiku form, a much-beloved form among Lao American poets as well as speculative poets. She took another look our understanding of it and the American Sentence coined by Ginsberg.  It’s a great set of initial resources and thoughts on the matter for those of you who were wondering how to get started on the form!

Also be sure to check out her other creative work including Pirantulas at her website!


Angela Yuriko Smith’s work has been published in several print and online publications, including the “Horror Writers Association’s Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and the “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology.

She has nearly 20 books of speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award.

Find her online at I interviewed her for Asian American Press a few years ago, as well. Be sure to check that out.

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