naviarhaiku251 – I have lost my way

One of the most celebrated African-American novelists of the twentieth century, Richard Wright discovered haiku during the last eighteen months of his life (he died of heart attack in 1960, aged 52). In such a short time he wrote 4000 poems, and his posthumous book “Haiku: This Other World“ is a collection with 817 of his own favorite haiku.

His daughter Julia once said that haiku for Wright were “self-developed antidotes against illness, and that breaking down words into syllables matched the shortness of his breath.”

Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit

Deadline: 31st October 2018

haiku by Richard Wright

picture by Biel Morro