One of the reasons The First Hay(na)ku Anthology sold out (see prior post) is that it's a great teaching text, having been used at several universities now. And one of the reasons it's a great teaching text is that surrounding the poems are essays about the form, including my essay on how exactly the hay(na)ku came to be originated. It's pretty unique that a poetry text would be able to include a meticulous play-by-play of its concoction.
Well, the new The Hay(na)ku Anthology, Vol. II reprints the "History of the Hay(na)ku" essay that made the first volume so ... educational. So, teachers, do please consider Vol. II for your poetry and creative writing courses!