So Far So Good

The Deep End of the Sky: Celebrating the Haiku and Related Poetry of Chad Lee Robinson turns one year old today! I’ve enjoyed spreading the word about my writing and expanding my audience, and I plan on doing more of the same in the coming year. I hope you’ll come back often, either here or my author profile on Facebook. Thank you for visiting, and here’s to another great year of haiku!

Beyond the Grave

Beyond the GraveI finally got a copy of Beyond the Grave: Contemporary Afterlife Haiku (Middle Island Press, 2015), edited by Robert Epstein. Usually I submit previously published material to Robert Epstein’s anthologies, but this time I decided to try writing something brand new, in this case haiku about the afterlife. I was pleasantly surprised the editor chose four previously unpublished pieces, which you can read below. Many thanks to Robert Epstein for including my work in yet another of his anthologies.


turning over a stone the afterlife

blue dragonfly
shimmer of the afterlife
in its wings


some distant night
the crickets you hear
could be my heartbeat

all haiku above by Chad Lee Robinson, originally published in Beyond the Grave: Contemporary Afterlife Haiku (Middle Island Press, 2015)