Per Diem/Haiku of the Day for November 2021 features Guest Editor Iliyana Stoyanova’s collection on the theme of ekphrastic haiku. This is what Iliyana has to say by way of introduction to this theme:
Ekphrastic poetry has fascinated me for a very long time and when I edited the 2017 BHS Members’ Anthology ‘Ekphrasis’ I realised that intentionally or not a lot of poets write haiku inspired by various art forms and they thoroughly enjoy doing that. There is a whole range of ekphrastic haiku: some are simple and descriptive, almost sketch-like; others reveal different layers and associations, something special and more personal about the poet’s individual response to the world of art.
Good ekphrastic haiku should present the reader an opportunity for a deeper appreciation and understanding both of the poem and the artwork behind it. I hope you enjoy this selection of ekphrastic haiku!
See Also our Haiku of the Day Archive.