Kathe L. Palka remembers.
Jo McInerney finds the location of the rabbit hole.
Marion Clarke tackles one of Bob Boldman’s signature monoku.
Matthew Moffett takes us across the border in reading Scott Wiggerman’s powerful haiku.
Jan Benson explores the metaphoric and mythic dimensions of snow.
Tzetzka Ilieva finds solace in the haiku wilderness.
Ellen Olinger finds old parallels in Marion Clarke's evocative poem.
Oonah Joslin finds the redemptive in one of Peggy Willis Lyles’ moving haiku.
Welcome to re:Virals, The Haiku Foundation’s weekly poem commentary feature on some of the finest haiku ever written in English. This week’s poem was Arrival & the Place Is gone — Amiri Baraka, Un Poco Low Coup (Ishmael Reed Publishing…
Jim Kacian considers how the reading of a single word can change a poem’s effect altogether.
Beth McFarland sheds some light on a dark poem.
Marion Clarke expounds upon Melissa Allen’s haiku of autumnal beauty and wisdom.
Peter Newton reminds us of what we really want from life.
Marion Clarke plumbs the mysteries of Claire McCotter’s inverted syntax in this week’s re:Virals.
Scott Mason offers his take on Julie Warther’s haunting one-liner of the transition state from dream to reality.
Nick Virgilio explains the origins of one of his best-known poems, and Dan Schwerin explores it in this week’s re:viral.
Jason Charnesky vividly explicates John Martone’s seminal poem “forest skull.”
Allan Burns comments on a Martin Lucas haiku to inaugurate Re:Virals on The Haiku Foundation blog.