The Per Diem: Daily Haiku poems for July have been up a few days now, and I have been remiss about getting the news to you. My apologies to you all, and especially to Peter Newton, editor for this month.
Peter writes of his selections:
“Haiku is the poetry of inclusion. The poetry of happenstance. A celebration of the ordinary, everyday observances we all make. Strangers among them. I suppose what interests me about strangers is the possibility that they are indeed friends we have not met yet. I like to believe that we are more alike than we are different. I think these poems reveal this to be true.
“Nearly all the people I have asked permission to reprint their poems here are strangers to me. Each of them couldn’t have been friendlier. And so, we collaborate like thousands of haiku-readers and thousands of haiku-writers do every day. Meeting somewhere inside the poem.”
We hope the new collection brings you much resonance and recognition.
If you are new to the Per Diem feature, each day a new haiku is posted to the Per Diem area at lower right on our home page. You can go to that area directly from this link: