I have noticed that some of my talented brethren over the pond in the UK have a fairly unbending notion of what makes a good haiku. I, however, am a little bendy. Luckily, I found a kindred spirit over at Ink, Sweat, & Tears a few months ago who wanted to publish four of my haiku.
Helen Ivory is the sole editor at IS&T, and I knew she was my kind of poet when she green-lighted one of my unlikely haiku celebrating the song La Bamba. Yay! She's as nutty as me!
Helen describes IS&T as, "...a UK based webzine which publishes and reviews poetry, prose, prose-poetry, word & image pieces and everything in between. Our tastes are eclectic and magpie-like and we aim to publish something new every day."
My four eclectic haiku, suitable for every kind of magpie, are HERE.