The best known haiku attribute — the 17-syllable count and 5-7-5 rhythm — turns out to be its least valid attribute. Christopher Patchel explores Why Haiku.
About Christopher Patchel
Christopher Patchel is an award-winning haikai poet who’s work has appeared in leading journals, contests, and anthologies over the past twenty years. His collection, Turn Turn, was a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award finalist. He has also served as the editor of Frogpond, the journal of the Haiku Society of America.