I received some incredibly exciting news this week, and that is that I have had a haiku selected for a major anthology, Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years.
The anthology, which will collect together almost 800 haiku from the early 20th century to the present will be published by W. W. Norton & Co. in May 2013 in time for the centennial of the first great haiku written in the English language, Ezra Pound’s ‘In a Station of the Metro‘.
The anthology has been 8 years in the making and the editors have read hundreds of thousands of poems to make their final selections, so I am feeling incredibly honoured to be among such distinguished company.
Here is the poem that will appear:
swinging the axe
[and now a new poem]
shivers up the spine
of the mountain