Bernard Gadd wrote an article for The New Zealand Poetry Society entitled “Let the Poetry Rule, Not the rules”, a plea for allowing the poem, particularly the short poem, to dictate its own form. It may be instructive to read it in prep for our Book of the Week by Bernard Gadd, 1 imagines serif im:
4’s forte’son parade
+ … too uptightto kiss
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Garry Eaton, and are used with permission