I’m a retired English and American history teacher and writer living in Chicago who composed haiku for years, on this and various other blogs. I took a hiatus in during 2011 and 12, but returned in January of 2013… because I missed haiku.
For me, writing haiku is a daily meditative process. Some days the results are good, some days not. However, the perspective of a haiku writer continually renews the world and my perception of it. I write haiku to stay connected to nature and living.
My book, The Lost Work of Wasps: An Essay in 243 Parts, contains revised blog posts and new material—including some of the haiku on this site—and is available on Amazon.