Spasms of Light ~ Wonder Haiku Worlds Anthology 1

The first anthology of works from Wonder Haiku Worlds.


We are pleased to announce the first anthology of Wonder Haiku Worlds available on This 248-page book features almost 50 authors who had contributed to Wonder Haiku Worlds in its initial years of operation, between 2005 and 2007. The book is divided into 6 parts: Haiku, Haibun, Tanka, Senryu, General Short Verse and Cinquain. It is available as an 8.5 X 11 inch paperback volume featuring large print for easy reading. It is edited by Shyam Santhanam and Narayanan Raghunathan (founders of Wonder Haiku Worlds) and made available as a book by CreateSpace and

As promised, each of the contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book. I will be contacting them shortly to confirm the postal addresses sent earlier. 

It is a great relief for us to announce this book, which due to various personal circumstances and hinderances was delayed by nearly 3 years! We hope that future anthologies can be made quicker from the experiences gained (future plans for anthologies will be announced in due course). We sincerely apologize to the concerned authors (and other readers of WHW) again for this delay and any disappointment and thank you for your patience. We hope that the book can serve as a warm and nostalgic reminder of your contributions to this website and your interactions with others here. We have applied the highest standards possible in every step of its production and hope that the resulting book speaks for itself. Finally, we hope that this announcement can bring back those contributors to WHW and encourage them to participate regularly once again.