Archive for the ‘ Haiku ’ Category

Starting a new project – and I need your help!

So, I started writing haiku about random celebrities a while back, just for fun. I included a few of them in my mini book, Haiku For Haters, like the one about Prince declaring the Internet "over." (Which, by the way, I still find hilarious.) Mostly these poems are tiny snapshots of a celebrity moment – whether it's recorded on film, described in a book or article about them, or viewed in a Continue Reading...

The Iron Writer: Poetry Edition

Yes, it's true: The Iron Writer has started a poetry competition! The first round started off simply enough with haiku. Here's what I wrote, based on the theme "bake": fuzzy head, coffee, scent of bread rising, morning melting like butter And yes, this is more of a senryu than a haiku, since my poem isn't expressly about nature. But, then again, neither was the theme. Last week's Continue Reading...

69 Sexy Haiku: Sweaty, oiled hunk

Our latest haiku collection, 69 Sexy Haiku, releases on February 14 — Valentine’s Day. To put you in the mood for love, lust and haiku, we’ve decided to share one poem from the book each day. Here’s today’s installment in our 69 Sexy Haiku Countdown: [caption id="attachment_9093" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image by Flickr user RuffianFavoriter[/caption] 69 Sexy Haiku, Continue Reading...

69 Sexy Haiku countdown — 1 month ’til release!

Our latest haiku collection, 69 Sexy Haiku, releases on February 14 - Valentine's Day. To put you in the mood for love, lust and haiku, we've decided to share one poem from the book each day. That's 30 days of free haiku – almost half of the book's saucy contents – shared only with you, our loyal readers. How hot is that? Okay, enough with the foreplay. Here's the first installment in Continue Reading...

How to haiku

[caption id="attachment_7350" align="alignright" width="197"] For further educational reading, check out our title "Haiku For Lovers"[/caption] As I recently wrote in an article for Black Heart Magazine, despite what many people think they know about haiku, there is actually much more to the form than simply grouping words into three lines of five, seven and five syllables. In fact, this sort Continue Reading...