Part appreciation and part tongue-in-cheek spoof, Haikus With Hotties is a "non-award-winning photo and poetry series" created by Ada Tseng. The project features haikus with Asian male media makers in the form of a calendar. It challenges stereotypes of the Asian American (and other Asian-hyphenated) male role on screen as well as redefines what it means to be "hot."
The 2017 calendar, Haikus On Hotties, features haikus written by the featured men and placed on them. All proceeds from the 2017 Haikus On Hotties calendar benefited Phil Yu's Angry Asian Man blog.
Haikus For Hotties, the 2018 calendar, invited fans to participate and write haikus for the featured men. The calendar also mimics magazine covers: a nod to the fact that Asian men are rarely seen on the covers of magazines.
2019 harks back to the original Haikus With Hotties series, featuring haiku exchanges between the featured men and noteworthy women whom they know.