In May, our Per Diem: Daily Haiku guest-editor, Marita Gargiulo, presents her selections of 31 poems on the theme “Pan-Artistic” Haiku: Beyond Ekphrasis. She says by way of an introduction to her theme:
Creative arts are often segmented by their medium of expression such as music, literature, painting, dance, sculpture and film. But at a deeper level there is a creative inner force that inspires us to make something out of nothing and urges us to channel our concepts and feelings into the art form (or forms) of our choice. The term Ekphrasis, “to speak out,” has been defined as the use of the words to describe, and express feelings evoked from an object or painting.
“Pan-Artistic” Haiku that go beyond Ekphrasis…take their inspiration not only from visual arts but from a wide variety of creative media.
It is a pleasure to take you on a tour of museums, concert halls, theaters and beyond, through the words of these haiku poets.