Haiku Stances

Post date: Jun 20, 2017 9:28:18 PM

I recently published a new essay in Modern Haiku that I’m happy to share on my Essays page. “Haiku Stances” covers a variety of motivations for writing haiku, which are worthwhile to understand in responding to each haiku we read. The primary motivations, I think, are recreational, developmental, meditational, diaristic, and literary. Knowing these stances (and there may well be more) can help us understand where another poet is coming from. Your thoughts? Have a look at the essay, and try the writing exercises at the end.