No, not that kind of haiku, but haiku that originally appeared wedded to prose in a haibun, and now facing the world alone. November Per Diem editor Steven Carter writes:
The question, “If haiku attached to haibun can stand alone, is the prose really necessary?” is a good one. Equally valid: “Shouldn’t haibun and haiku be one inseparable unit?” Lost in the shuffle is a third question: “If the haiku—orphaned or not—gives pleasure, what does it matter?” For me, that’s where the defense of independent haiku rests.
See if you think these poems have what it takes to make it on their own all month via Per Diem, on the THF website.
The editor wishes to thank Mike Montreuil for his considerable help in assembling this roster.