November 3, 1962 - March 24, 2020
Stuart Quine In 1998, after a few years of writing haiku in a three-line form, Stuart Quine started to feel that his haiku were becoming a little formulaic and so began to explore the opportunities of a one-line format without breaks or punctuation. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, one-line haiku echo Japanese haiku which usually, of course, are written in a single, albeit vertical, line. While many one-line haiku contain an implicit caesura given by their syntax, at their best they can be broken in a number of places thereby enabling a multitude of readings. Haiku is a collaborative poetry with writers and readers working together to bring it to completion. Therefore the success of a haiku is not a matter of how well it conveys the writer’s intention to the reader but rather whether readers can enter and occupy it on their own terms.
Awards and Other Honors: A member of The Touchstone Distinguished Books Award Committee (2016).
Books Published: Sour Pickle - one-line haiku, Alba Publishing, May 2018, UK; Wild Rhubarb - one-line haiku, Alba Publishing, March 2019, UK; Unravelling - the Redthread Haiku Sangha anthology 1997-2019, Alba Publishing, February 2020.
"sickle moon" - Presence #10; "new year's day" - Presence #14; "white rice" - Presence #23; "news of the war" - Presence#37; "along the strandline" - Wind over Water (4th Pacific Rim Haiku Conference anthology); "loosening the storm" - Red Thread Haiku Sangha ; "round midnight", "through the haze", "snagged in machair", "distant thunder" Sour Pickle and Wild Rhubarb, Alba Publishing, 2018 and 2019.
Sources Biography: Acacia Publications, Poems & Writing by Fokkina McDonnell