Welcome to Haiku Windows – the latest offering for The Haiku Foundation’s Troutswirl Blog community!
In the book Haiku: The Art of the Short Poem, editors Yamaguchi and Brooks quote David Lanoue: “A haiku is a window”…
Starting next week, we will explore a different prompt inspired by this conception – this is your invitation to join in the fun. Please submit a previously unpublished poem by Sunday midnight on the theme of the week, which I am hoping you will write for the occasion. Include your name as you would like it to appear and place of residence. I will select from among your submissions for the column and add my commentary (using Canadian Oxford approved spelling).
I am Katherine Munro and I live in northern Canada – in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. (I publish under the name kjmunro.) I am Membership Secretary for Haiku Canada and an Associate Member of the League of Canadian Poets. I have two leaflets with Leaf Press, and recently co-edited an anthology of crime-themed haiku called Body of Evidence: a collection of killer ’ku. It will be an honour and a pleasure to facilitate this new feature.
I look forward to reading your submissions. I will write again in the New Year – until then, wishing you Happy Holidays from the snowy Yukon!