Every Day Poets
is a wonderful resource for poets. Not only does it publish English language poems from poets around the world, but it also frequently posts ideas and essays to inspire poets. Recently, one of those posts was about a Japanese short-form called haibun. A haibun is essentialy a prose poem with a haiku at the end, although there's much more to it than that. I'd never heard of the form before and instantly fell in love with it. I began to study Japanese poetry for the first time in my life, and I was thrilled when Every Day Poets
published the second result of my studies Monday, August 7. (The first I self-published on my lifestyle blog here
). I actually spent my "honeymoon" this May and June helping my professorial sister move across country from Colorado to Maine and the second haibun, the published one, was inspired by that trip through the American heartland in summer. You can read it here.Every Day Poets
is also the site that recently published my poem "The Trophy Bride", which I wrote as an exploration of the charcter I played in the short film Michel Jean-Michel: Overexposed. More about that here
I hope you enjoy both poems, or well even if you don't... please let me know what you think. At this point in my writing career, I value feedback more than anything.