width=61 height=87> Voracious Verses


Jeffrey Winke
6 Haiku

heavy rain
the whole sky
turned inside out


brewing storm
the tea kettle's
shrill sound


giant moon
a deep breath


old sidewalk
an elm sprouts
from a crack


barely spring
icicles glisten
in late sun


bucolic landscape
the faintest pink
of the setting sun

© 2006 Jeffrey Winke

About the Poet:

Jeffrey Winke is the co-editor of the first small press North American haiku anthology, the Third Coast Haiku Anthology, which was published in 1977. He is the former associate editor of “Modern Haiku,” considered by Tokyo’s Museum of Haiku to be the best English-language haiku journal. Jeffrey has been writing haiku for over 30 years. His most recent book, What's Not There: Selected Haiku of Jeffrey Winke is a 2003 Merit Book Award winner. His motion graphics haiku collection called Chances can be viewed at www.bytestudios.com/winke and has been designated a “Cool Website.” Jeff’s art/word show entitled “Daydreams & Dark Visions: Pages from an Electric Daybook,“ which displays brief essays combined with found art, recently finished a run at the Green Dragon Freedom Cafe gallery in Milwaukee, Wis.

Jeffrey lives and works in Milwaukee. He is an industrial writer, PR counselor and editor of company-sponsored magazines for Caterpillar, Trimble Engineering & Construction, and Snap-on Tools. He is also an adjunct professor at the Milwaukee Center of Upper Iowa University where he teaches undergraduate poetry, communication and business courses.