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That Ain’t Funny

In 1992 I published A Vote for Alice, a political parody of a certain Lewis Carroll book. Maybe someday I’ll reprint the book, or share parts of it online, but for now you’ll have to be believe me that it was funny—in a high-brow sort of way. In 1993, I also published an anthology, Fig Newtons: Senryu to Go, employing the often funny or satirical genre of senryu poetry. Much of my humour (yes, I retain the British spelling, since I’m British) is droll. Check out these links. You might chuckle here and there. Or maybe not.


Haikuholics Anonymous
Ku-ku: Because You Can’t Get Enough Haiku
Movie Studios to Decolorize Color Movie Classics
The neon buddha attends his first haikucon
Toilet Seat Up or Down?


Do You Want to Write a Haiku?
The Fourteen Days of Valentine’s
Ode to Physics
On the Worst Day of Christmas, My Ex-Love Gave to Me
Parodies, Homages, Allusions
Twelve Days of Christmas Pokémon
The Twelve Musical Days of Christmas
When You Wish Upon a Starbucks


Action Figure Comics Haiku
Atlantic Monthly Senryu Contest
(off this site)
Clerihews for Haiku Editors—Past
Clerihews for Haiku Editors—Present
The First Page (haibun)
How to Respond to a Haiku
Mother Soprano Goose (haibun)
Senryu from Fig Newtons: Senryu to Go
Senryu Therapy
Smart Cars (rengay with Tanya McDonald)
Something to Harp About
Toilet Brush Poems
Uh-Huh (rengay with Lee Gurga)


Beware of M. C. Escher’s “Waterfall”
Let Sleeping Poets Lie
Look What the Poet Dragged In
The Simpsons Do Haiku
The Simpsons Do NaHaiWriMo
Top Ten Reasons to Write Poetry