Welcome to the SPAM Haiku Archive!
"A marvel, a shimmering look at the gobbling ooze.
Sings of the history,
taste, and romantic tremble of SPAM."
-- San Francisco Examiner
about the book.
SPAM, that mysterious food product, has spawned a post-modern, cross-cultural
literary form: the SPAM haiku, or SPAM-ku. (Technically, most of the work
contained in this archive is SPAM zappai,
or SPAM-pai, although the definition of haiku has been broadened by the
Declaration. Besides, "ku" means "verse" in Japanese, so SPAM-ku is
not at all a misnomer.) This WWW site was created so that anyone who comes under
the influence of this enigmatic porcine muse can share his/her poetic epiphany
with the rest of the world. Even if you are not inspired to contribute to the
archive, you can browse through and marvel at the works of genius that SPAM has
motivated in others.
Go to the archive. Now with
over 19,000 SPAM-ku!
Submit a SPAM-ku to the
Other SPAM- and
The SPAM Haiku Archive in the
the technically ambitious: SPAM sonnets.
For the rhythm freak: SPAM limericks.
Other SPAM poetic
you think this is all too silly and crave something more socially relevant, try
the Editorial Haiku
For other nonsense, especially
of the musical kind, check out Technobeat.
presented to this site.
To my home page.
To my fiction writing.
To my travel writing.
To my World Music articles.
To my scientific publications.
Special thanks to Alec Proudfoot for his
ideas, Phil Erickson for sundry
technical assistance, and The
Famous Brett Watson for creating the integrated search and submission
SPAM Haiku Archive Master Emeritus
(SHAME): John Nagamichi Cho
SPAM is a registered trademark of Hormel Foods Corporation for luncheon meat.
The Haiku Archive Master and the contributors to this website have no legal,
commercial or financial involvement with Hormel Foods. Neither the information
presented here, nor the manner in which it has been presented, has been
sanctioned by Hormel Foods.
The archive opened on June 14, 1995.