There are other places you can find a haiku a day, but none of those places will be quite like this. The Haiku Foundation announces Per Diem, a collection of haiku edited by Paul Pfleuger Jr. and Jack Galmitz. Every day a new haiku will be posted on our home page that will please and challenge your conceptions of what haiku are.
In their goal statement for Per Diem, Pfleuger and Galmitz say:
“Every effort has been made to present an array of haiku, so that the entire spectrum of the genre is represented. Our presentations will not be limited to English-language originals, but will include haiku in translation, so the broadest possible representation of the field is offered.” They go on to say “Per Diem will include poems from the past and present, from different ethnic groups, from men and women, from the established and from the unknown, with high quality being the only standard we use for inclusion.”
Per Diem will offer each day a haiku/senryu that we trust will engage you, say in the way a dream remembered leaves an impression upon awakening or sometimes for the entire day, or, the way a thought or word hides beyond the borders of consciousness and for all your efforts resists memory, or, simply the way a scent, a sight, a room removes you to another time and place.
We welcome your submissions of other poets’ published haiku/senryu for future use. Please contact the edtitors directly: Paul Pfleuger at thf_DOT_paul_AT_gmail_DOT_com and Jack Galmitz at jgalmitz_AT_yahoo_DOT_com.
We hope that you’ll use our forum to share your comments on the Per Diem poems. Let us know what you think.