1 October 1999

a new poetic form

Interactive Haicoup Gallery


of any unit except syllables.

Haicoup is structurally different from haiku in at least two respects.

1. You are not limited to using only the unit you choose

All words contain syllables, but all words do not contain, for example, the letter Q.
You could write a haicoup where you used the letter Q as your unit but you could use other letters as well.

2. There is no size limit on the unit.

You could write, as a haicoup: five novels, seven novels, and five novels.
Obviously the line breaks between novels would be pretty insignificant.

Haicoup by William