naviarhaiku254 – My soul is the wind

Despite being mostly known for his poetry, Lewis Grandison Alexander (1900-1945) was also an active actor, director of plays, and costume designer. He was an important member of the Harlem Renaissance: an intellectual, social, and artistic movement that aimed to celebrate African-American arts, which took place in New York in the 1920s.

Lewis Grandison Alexander started writing poetry at 17, specializing in Japanese forms. About haiku poetry, he once wrote: “Its real value is not in its physical directness but in its psychological indirectness—not in what is said but what is suggested—written in the spaces between the lines.”

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

Deadline: 21st November 2018

haiku by Lewis Grandison Alexander

picture by Neil Thomas