I don’t write much poetry, but when I put lines down I feel fairly confident in, they’re always in the form of haiku. I feel like I understand that form, inasmuch as anyone can (the mystery and ambiguity of the form is one of the reasons I love it so). And, as regular readers might remember, I composed a couple of haiku during the Moonviewing Festival at the Portland Japanese Garden a while back.
And then poet and author and editor Marie Marshall (you read my interview with her, yeah?) asked to publish those haiku in The Zen Space‘s Winter 2013 Showcase.
It went online January 1.
But wait, there’s more! I only realized it had gone online because my old buddy and grad-school colleague Steve Bowman mentioned it to me. How in the world did Steve know about it? He’s in it, too — directly above me!
What fantastic serendipity to appear not only in the same issue as my pal but actually side-by-side!
2013, you’re off to a heck of a start.
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Jings! Did I not email you? Sorry, Sam 😦
Thank you for the mention here. It boosted the number of visits to the Showcase. Your contribution was very valuable. I realised as soon as I saw them that they would provide a visual contrast with other contents and boost the overall quality of the Showcase.
As you may have noticed in the intro to the Showcase, I am looking for ‘guest editors’. A guest editor would be responsible for a single Showcase and would mainly: 1) solicit some submissions from some new contributors, 2) select submissions for inclusion and suggest the order they should appear on the page/screen, 3) write an editorial. I would ‘hold the hand’ of the guest editor and act as ‘editor-in-chief’ and typesetter (as I know what the site will and won’t do). I’m considering making you one of the invitees…
Thanks again for the honor, M! You’re the coolest, and I love the other content in the Showcase.
Also, about the “guest editor” gig: fantastic! Time allowing, I’m very much game — send me an email with the details. 🙂
Okay Sam, I will do. I have one other invitee in mind also.