Under the Basho is a venue for the publication of new and original writing with roots in the haikai spirit of Japan and coming into flower in the poetry of Basho and later haikai masters.

Little could Basho have known in his insular Japan that the haikai styles that he raised to high poetic art would become the world-wide phenomenon that sees various cultures and regions of the world producing creative work that evolves the haikai spirit and sensibility.

The editorial staff of Under the Basho are looking forward to receiving submissions of original writing in the following haikai-based styles. Please read through the submission pages to become familiar with each form's particular qualities as envisioned by the editors/owners of Under the Basho