Welcome to re:Virals, The Haiku Foundation’s weekly poem commentary feature on some of the finest haiku ever written in English. This week’s poem was Arrival & the Place Is gone — Amiri Baraka, Un Poco Low Coup (Ishmael Reed Publishing…
Garry Eaton goes deep in this week’s re:Virals.
Tztezka Ilieva goes down the rabbit hole.
Scott Mason is going to the dogs.
Garry Eaton tells us to calm down.
“It was the whiteness of the whale that above all things appalled me.”
Was Janice Bostok’s poem just a slip of the tongue?
Jo McInerney takes us to the bee’s niche.
Kathe L. Palka remembers.
Jo McInerney finds the location of the rabbit hole.
Marion Clarke tackles one of Bob Boldman’s signature monoku.
Matthew Moffett takes us across the border in reading Scott Wiggerman’s powerful haiku.
Jan Benson explores the metaphoric and mythic dimensions of snow.
Tzetzka Ilieva finds solace in the haiku wilderness.
Ellen Olinger finds old parallels in Marion Clarke's evocative poem.
Oonah Joslin finds the redemptive in one of Peggy Willis Lyles’ moving haiku.
Jim Kacian considers how the reading of a single word can change a poem’s effect altogether.
Beth McFarland sheds some light on a dark poem.
Marion Clarke expounds upon Melissa Allen’s haiku of autumnal beauty and wisdom.
Peter Newton reminds us of what we really want from life.