About the Blog
I’m writing Haiku Plate Special to fulfill my daily commitment to friends who have also taken up the challenge to write a daily haiku for 2013. I’ve called it Haiku Plate Special because I believe that poetry is for the people and haiku should be no more mystical than anything else. I started the year generally sticking to the 5-7-5 format, although I’ve realized that rigid syllable counts work better for haiku in Japanese, so I’ve broken free of that. Some of what I will post will be more about human nature than the physical world around us–technically those are called senryu, but I’m going to count them. These little poems will be about brief moments, and since I live in Seattle they may be more urban than other haiku you’ve met. We all observe our own environments. Please consider taking up the challenge, and if you’d like to join me, post your own haiku in the comments. If you click on the titles you’ll find buttons to like and share this page. I also just joined Twitter @CathyTenzo and made a public page on Facebook for Cathy Tenzo if you want to keep up with all my writing and/or interact in an additional way.
About the Author
Cathy Tenzo is a professional writer, artist, and devoted seeker of joy. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in many places, including Asimov’s Science Fiction, Tales of the Unanticipated, Mythic Delirium, and Double Dare Press. She is also a performance poet who belongs to the Lady Poetesses from Hell, and the Ladies have recently released their first book of poetry. Her blog about joy is called Yay! Pigeons, and her blog about Shakespeare and other geekery is called License of Ink. You can check them out by following the tabs on the main menu. She works as a writer at her own businesses called Paper Bullets Press and Maypole Memoirs. Check them out and spread the word. You can also see her public LinkedIn profile by clicking the badge on this site. Since she often ghost writes you may have read some of her work without even knowing it. In the past she has sometimes written under the name of Cathy Tacinelli, so if you want to google her, google that, too. She hopes you will try your own hand at writing haiku and share the results on this blog.