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“2015 Haiku Year-in-Review”

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Editor’s Note: On Electricity and the Contrapuntal Poem Waves, currents, the movement of time and actions. 2015 was charged with many moments that felt big. Here, those currents surge up into poems, assert their energy, spark memory. Looking at the submissions for this year’s haiku, the conversation among the stories and issues—from natural disasters to climate change talks to the refugee crisis to Black Lives Matter and broader questions of social justice and responsibility—began to …

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“2013 Haiku Year-in-Review”

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Collaborators’ Q&A, Season by Season How do you think the four art/haiku combinations create a conversation about 2013? Artist Caleb Brown: To me, there were three conversations about 2013: the first was an internal dialogue to frame the breadth of the year. We wanted to present poets with a variety of evocative happenings that comprised more than one emotional color and came from different locations on the map. That process itself was enjoyable—I never knew …