With so much bad stuff going on in the world, look at this!
One of my favorite poets is Izumi Shikibu. I have the book “The Ink Dark Moon.”
One of the reasons I need a literary agent is because in order to quote from another’s writing, as I did in the tripartite piece called Haiku, the third part which no one has seen yet — I quoted from one of her poems. You need permission from the publisher if you are going to add a tiny haiku of someone else’s…
It seems to me that when I wrote “Kodo” which followed “Ikebana” that you can read at CS as well, I wanted to put one of hers? I’d have to go back to my old computer and see. Sometimes I think I am the most disorganized writer on earth — what I need is a space where I can be organized.
You can sign up at Knopf, and get a poem a day delivered to your email, free — because April is Poetry Month.