The Haiku Foundation honors the work of contemporary masters of the dual art of haiga: visual image wedded to haiku. This month’s featured artist is Paul Geiger.
Paul Geiger is a retired biochemist, career spent at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. After serving in the Navy as a lieutenant in the Korean war, he earned a PhD at Johns Hopkins University, 1962. Only in 2014 did he find a fascination in haiku and other oriental forms of poetry primarily because he loves the short forms with intriguing ideas or mysteries like Zen. In that year he joined Allpoetry.com to learn more about these forms. Photo haiku, haiku combined with interesting photos, is a particular form of fun. He thinks a lot about how to find Basho’s lightness in a few words.