Roger Axefist is creating haiku: bite-sized topical poetry
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Hello! I'm a mid-30s fellow living in the US' Deep South, and I've been writing hobbyist prose and poetry for nearly twenty years. For a long time, I've practiced writing haiku, "a three-line poem * * * written in a 5/7/5 syllable count,"* and I am now working on publishing a book of original haiku and my thoughts on my technique to conceive and write them.

As noted by the Academy of American Poets, haiku are simple, intense, and direct. I love that they let me distill the real world into abstract creations that reflect reality and also often expose more subtle messages about the world around us.

My goal now is to build up a big enough selection of quality haiku that I can organize them into a publishable collection including commentary on inspiration/source material and technique. Even though they are short, planning and writing haiku takes a lot of time and effort. I intend to publish at least 2 haiku a month, barring any unforeseen excitement, and will be beginning by publishing some I wrote several years ago. From time to time, I will also link two or more haiku into a longer, more complex tale, which is a storytelling format I do not see very often and am still experimenting with.

I'm excited to get started on this journey, and wanted to share my work with anyone else out there who might be trying to figure out how to fit creative writing into their own busy schedule, or who might just be a fan of haiku and other poetry and looking for something to read.

If you like what you read, I would love to hear from you. Knowing that someone out there enjoys my work feels as joyful as that first bite of ice cream on the sort of day when you can cook eggs on the sidewalk.

If you would like to support my project, my sincerest thanks for your generosity.

If you would like to request a haiku, please see the request tier at the right.

I hope you enjoy what I have here, and thank you for visiting!

*Source: Academy of American Poets (Accessed: July 4, 2018)
Tiers
Access to Patron-Only Feed
$1 or more per creation 0 patrons
Thank you! Enjoy the burbling haiku stream.


This includes all my published content:

  • haiku;
  • public- and patron-viewable blog entries;
  • occasional sneak-peak photos (of titles of upcoming poems--no spoilers); and
  • access to patron-only polls and other materials.



Suggestion Box
$4 or more per creation 0 patrons
In addition to all the benefits at the $1 level, you can also access the patron-only Suggestion Box. You can use this box to submit a haiku prompt (no more than 100 words).


I will randomly select one prompt and use it to write a haiku in the next 60 days.


If your haiku prompt is chosen, you will get a shout out in any professionally published work* featuring that haiku.

Goals
$0 of $30 per creation
Once this goal is reached, I'll be able to purchase some camera accessories (in particular, a wearable POV camera mount) so I can shoot:
  • custom welcome and thank you videos;
  • behind the scenes videos for in-progress haiku--I can't unleash all the secret sauce that will go into the book one day, but there's definitely more I could share if I had a stable way to mount a camera over my writing area; and
  • other surprises.
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Hello! I'm a mid-30s fellow living in the US' Deep South, and I've been writing hobbyist prose and poetry for nearly twenty years. For a long time, I've practiced writing haiku, "a three-line poem * * * written in a 5/7/5 syllable count,"* and I am now working on publishing a book of original haiku and my thoughts on my technique to conceive and write them.

As noted by the Academy of American Poets, haiku are simple, intense, and direct. I love that they let me distill the real world into abstract creations that reflect reality and also often expose more subtle messages about the world around us.

My goal now is to build up a big enough selection of quality haiku that I can organize them into a publishable collection including commentary on inspiration/source material and technique. Even though they are short, planning and writing haiku takes a lot of time and effort. I intend to publish at least 2 haiku a month, barring any unforeseen excitement, and will be beginning by publishing some I wrote several years ago. From time to time, I will also link two or more haiku into a longer, more complex tale, which is a storytelling format I do not see very often and am still experimenting with.

I'm excited to get started on this journey, and wanted to share my work with anyone else out there who might be trying to figure out how to fit creative writing into their own busy schedule, or who might just be a fan of haiku and other poetry and looking for something to read.

If you like what you read, I would love to hear from you. Knowing that someone out there enjoys my work feels as joyful as that first bite of ice cream on the sort of day when you can cook eggs on the sidewalk.

If you would like to support my project, my sincerest thanks for your generosity.

If you would like to request a haiku, please see the request tier at the right.

I hope you enjoy what I have here, and thank you for visiting!

*Source: Academy of American Poets (Accessed: July 4, 2018)

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Tiers
Access to Patron-Only Feed
$1 or more per creation 0 patrons
Thank you! Enjoy the burbling haiku stream.


This includes all my published content:

  • haiku;
  • public- and patron-viewable blog entries;
  • occasional sneak-peak photos (of titles of upcoming poems--no spoilers); and
  • access to patron-only polls and other materials.



Suggestion Box
$4 or more per creation 0 patrons
In addition to all the benefits at the $1 level, you can also access the patron-only Suggestion Box. You can use this box to submit a haiku prompt (no more than 100 words).


I will randomly select one prompt and use it to write a haiku in the next 60 days.


If your haiku prompt is chosen, you will get a shout out in any professionally published work* featuring that haiku.