The Haiku Foundation

Recent Updates:

July 2, 2018

After a decade of service Billie Wilson has stepped down as manager of the Haiku Registry.  Marta Chocilowska is the new manager.

Please see this post at The Haiku Foundation by Jim Kacian for more information:

Hello and Goodbye at the Haiku Registry.

Lake Michigan June 2018 – Photo by Ellen Grace Olinger

Jim Kacian and I completed new work for The Haiku Foundation Education Resources.

Haiku Lessons K-6: An Overview

We also recently completed a new lesson plan:

Sharing Haiku Lesson 2 – The Haiku Foundation Digital Library.

May 28, 2017

New lesson plan:

Using Poems from Book of the Week

I wrote this lesson, and Jim Kacian designed and published the plan.

Ellen Grace Olinger
May 15, 2017

I read How to Haiku by Jim Kacian (Winchester VA: Red Moon Press, 2006), which is available in The Haiku Foundation Digital Library.  Then I wrote three lessons for the Higher Education category on the Education Resources page.

How to Haiku 1

How to Haiku 2

How to Haiku 3

Thank you to Jim Kacian for his work in publishing these lessons.


I was inspired by International Haiku Poetry Day, which was hosted by The Haiku Foundation on April 17, 2017, to write a new lesson, which Jim Kacian published:

Haiku Lesson for All Ages: EarthRise Collaboration Themes and Poems

Ellen Grace Olinger
May 2, 2017

Lake Michigan – Ellen Grace Olinger

Billie Wilson is the Editor for THF Haiku Registry.

My Poet Profile includes a short biography and selection of my haiku.


There are Haiku Lessons and additional education resources at The Haiku Foundation.

I helped begin their Education Resources feature, with Jim Kacian as Editor.  The first set of lesson plans was published in June 2013, and the work has grown since then.  Many people contribute to this work.

Dave Russo is the Web Administrator for The Haiku Foundation.

Brad Bennett and Jeannie Martin are the current co-chairs for the Education Committee at The Haiku Foundation.


I also worked with Dave Russo to create the first Gallery of Cover Art at THF, which features the work of many artists.

The cover art gallery is also listed on THF Galleries page.


Thank you,

Ellen Grace Olinger