From HNA Conference Anthologies

It has been my privilege to edit and design all of the anthologies for the biennial Haiku North America conferences, an event I cofounded in 1991, and to publish each of these books with my press, Press Here. The following are selections of my poems from these anthologies. For sample poems by numerous other contributors to these anthologies, see the Books page. You can also see photos of the 2009 conference that took place in Ottawa, Ontario, in album one, album two, and album three.



old folks’ home—

     the square of light

          crosses the room



low summer sun—

the shadow of an earring

on your cheek



landing swallow—

the ship’s chain

dips slightly



summer solstice—

a rack full of hats

at the barbershop



sidewalk sale—

a corner bent over

in the used paperback



spring thaw—

the old scarecrow

a little taller



afternoon hike—

the pussy willows dwindling

from my handful



fading sunset—

still the shine

on high-tension wires



Valentine’s Day—

a few clicks

of the swans’ beaks
a show of hands
in the jury room . . .
winter light

a hand sticking out
from the balcony below . . .
small rain