Welcome to the SPAM Haiku Archive!
Read SPAM-Ku: The Book!
"A marvel, a shimmering look at the gobbling ooze.
Sings of the history, taste, and romantic tremble of SPAM."
-- San Francisco Examiner
Other articles 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 Matsuyama
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
Go to the archive. Now with over 19,000 SPAM-ku!
Submit a SPAM-ku to the archive.
Other SPAM- and haiku/senryu/zappai-related sites.
The SPAM Haiku Archive in the media.
For the technically ambitious: SPAM sonnets.
For the rhythm freak: SPAM limericks.
Other SPAM poetic forms.
If you think this is all too silly and crave something more socially relevant, try the Editorial
Haiku (Edku) page.
For other nonsense, especially of the musical kind, check out Technobeat.
Awards presented to this
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 engines.
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. At that time there were fewer than 18,000 web sites in the world.