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
Poetic Musings: Glassy Lake Haiku by Debbie Strange - glassy lake flocks of snow geese pull up the moon First Place 2017 Autumn Moon Haiku Contest Debbie Strange Commentary by the judge, Bruce Ross *M...