for Roland Barthes
"the goal of literary work (of literature as work) is to make the reader no longer a consumer, but a producer of the text"
-- Roland Barthes, S/Z
the Muse's rapid-fire delivery of lines pregnant silence
the Muse lies on the floor my haiku dripping with blood
my haiku caged in 5-7-5 syllables scars on editor's mind
readers’ heads stuck together my haiku is the cat that walks by himself
a wordless poem between the critic and me glass wall
the Muse addresses young poets via video stream: Death of the Author
Just So Stories?: A Gendai Haiku Sequence
One Man's Maple Moon: Old Sweater Tanka by Susan Weaver - *English Original* I can't stay here ... any more like the sleeves of an old sweater your life unraveling *Ribbons,* 12:1, Winter 2016 Susan Weaver *Chi...