Per Diem: Daily Haiku
We Want YOU! to be a Per Diem editor.
The Per Diem feature is our daily poem, and you’ve met our challenge to create a series of monthly themed collections. Response has been overwhelming, and we’re delighted to have so many guest editors on our site. You can see their collections in the Per Diem Archive.
2014 is filled, and we will consider proposals for 2015 in January 2014. What we need you to do is:
1) choose a theme
2) provide some idea of how the theme would work
You can get ideas of theme titles and topic sentences from the roster below. A couple rules: editors may not use their own poems, and no collection should be dependent on sequencing (poems will be selected for display by a randomizer, so whatever order you put it in wouldn’t be maintained anyway). That’s about it!
Send your idea to us. Use the Contact page to tell us why and when, and even include a sample poem or two. We look forward to hearing what you have in mind.
Thanks, and enjoy!
Per Diem Project Manager
Per Diem for 2013
January (31 poems): “said the spider to the fly . . .”
A collection of haiku featuring insects and arachnids: the humble and splendid creatures that take us by surprise.
Editor: Cherie Hunter Day
February (28 poems): Working Man’s Haiku
Haiku of the daily grind, the quotidian, and our responses.
Editor: Matthew Paul
March (31 poems): Judeo-Christian Traditions
A haiku consideration of reverent and light-hearted themes suggesting Passover and Easter.
Editor: Carmen Sterba
April (30 poems): Beyond the Senses, Between the Words
Sehnsucht and other indefinable inner-outer landscapes.
Editor: Christopher Patchel
May (31 poems): Look to the Sky!
An exploration of how specific genera of birds make you feel.
Editor: H. Gene Murtha
June (30 poems): Colour My World
Haiku that transport us directly to the moment through visual pathways.
Editor: Ron Moss
July (31 poems): Haiku of the Open Road
Haiku of escape, adventure, exhilaration and the feeling that comes only with the illusion of freedom.
Editor: Tom Painting
August (31 poems): Kismet
Poems of fate or chance leading to an unexpected course, for a moment, a day, or even a life.
Editor: Deb Baker
September (30 poems): Dream Speak
Haiku that explore our dream-world, where images are the voice of the soul.
Editor: Kirsten Cliff
October (31 poems): Urban Haiku
Haiku from our new natural environment.
Editor: Peggy Heinrich
November (30 poems): Naked Haiku: Haiku Stripped from Haibun
Just as it says: haiku taken from haibun strong enough to stand on their own.
Editor: Steven Carter
December (31 poems): 31 Way of Looking at a Mountain
Nothing moves us like a mountain—here are poems that celebrate that landmass, and that fact.
Editor: Michael McClintock
Per Diem for 2014 could be YOU!