Guest blogger and poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil ties together baking, babies, and a primer on haibun on the Ploughshares blog. I first learned about (and tried my hand at) the Japanese poetic form from her workshop during my first year at Kundiman. The unique hybrid of dreamy prose and haiku easily allows room for fantasy, emotion, and mystery. I have a long way to go before I am natural at it, though.
One of the first haibuns I wrote is based on a dream (actually all of the haibuns I have written are based on dreams): Continue reading