December 22nd, 2005

Egrets Reading

A Haiku Bestiary

Just found out that one of my haiku will be in an upcoming issue of South by Southeast, a print haiku journal published by the Richmond Haiku Workshop in Richmond, VA.

It will be included in a sort of loose haiku sequence called “A Haiku Bestiary”. It is a collection of haiku by various members of the Raku Teapot haiku list, written on the theme of animals. Steve Addiss, who challenged us to write the sequence, is the editor of South by Southeast, and is a professor at the University of Richmond. He's written several books on haiku, Japanese Art, etc. One of my favorites is a book called Japanese Ghosts and Demons: Art of the Supernatural.