january, 2017

Three haiku of mine have been published in the current issue (13 – January 2017) of the amazing journal Otata, by John Martone.
I’m so grateful and honored.


Click on the links below to read

otata 13 (January 2017)

and from otata’s bookshelf —

John Levy, In the Pit of the Empty

Fred Jeremy Seligson, The Dragon’s Palace


Otata will come again
one day
late fall in the mountains

— Santoka as translated by Burton Watson

Otata mo aru hi wa kite kureru yama no aki fukaku

As Watson notes, “Otata was a woman who went around selling fish in the area of Santoka’s cottage in Matsuyama.”


All works copyright © 2017 by the respective poets.

Address submissions to otatahaiku@gmail.com

—John Martone

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