They can find your haiku in Discover Ku and tap the follow button. If they can't find your haiku, you can email them a haiku from the My Ku tab. The email will include a link they can tap on their iPhone to launch iKu and follow you.
Your ku will be published, but not attributed to you as the author. Your anonymous posts may show up in the "Discover ku" tab, but the "Follow" button will be disabled. Additionally, if people are already following you, they won't see your anonymous posts in their feed.
We request nonexclusive permission to publish your work on the factotum website, to distribute it via electronic media including email and SMS, and to republish it online. Please do not publish haiku unless you have the rights to it.
We want you to write great haiku. In Japanese, haiku is traditionally written using a 5-7-5 syllable pattern. In English, following that pattern tends to lead to wordy poems. Take for example these two translations of a classical Japanese haiku:
On a withered bough
A crow alone is perching;
Autumn evening now --Basho, tr. Kenneth Yasuda
on a bare branch
a crow lands
autumn dusk --Basho, tr. Jane Reichhold
What's important about haiku is that it's a poem that can be spoken in a single breath. It should be spare and evocative. You're welcome to follow the 5-7-5 pattern, but we think if you ignore it, you'll write better poetry.