I am very excited to announce my next poetry collection: So Quiet this Wind, an original haiku book.
Why say it in 10 words when you can say it in 5? That has been my personal philosophy when it comes to writing. Haiku captures this better than any other poetic form. Haiku demands a writer to distill thoughts, emotions, and themes into three small lines. The haiku in my collection does not subscribe to the 5-7-5 syllable form, as that is a Japanese-only convention. Instead, my aim with this collection is to embrace the true essence of haiku conventions. These include referencing a season, having a "cutting word" (a punctuation mark in English), removing personal pronouns, and juxtaposing two observations while subtly linking them thematically.
Here's a sneak peek of the cover art:
Mark your calendars! So Quiet This Wind will be out on March 12th.