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Yet Another New Essay, on Punctuation

posted Mar 23, 2016, 8:18 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Apr 23, 2016, 5:41 PM ]
Well, okay, it’s an old essay, but it’s newly added to the Essays page. “Punctuation in Haiku” was originally developed for a workshop I presented at the 1993 Haiku North America conference (I think!), and adapted into a greatly shortened essay that appeared in Geppo in 1997. I’ve just added that essay, along with an extensive new postscript that comments on the poem selections. While I’d be more stringent on the poems Id choose now than I was then, I hope the essay remains useful for its classification of various sorts of punctuation, and how the example poems illustrate each category.