From Haiku in English

In 2013, I had six poems published in Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years, edited by Jim Kacian, Philip Rowland, and Allan Burns, with an introduction by Billy Collins (New York: Norton). The book traces the history of haiku written in English, starting with Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro,” and stretching into the 21st century. It was also my pleasure to be part of the inaugural reading from the anthology aboard the Queen Mary ocean liner in Long Beach, California, which was the site of the 2013 Haiku North America conference. Here are my six poems. +

after the quake

the weathervane

pointing to earth

morning chill . . .

the bag of marbles

shifts on the shelf

paper route

knocking a row of icicles

from the eave


in the wiper’s blade

the bee’s abdomen

crackling beach fire—

we hum in place of words

we can’t recall

meteor shower . . .

a gentle wave

wets our sandals +