In Memoriam John E. Carley

John E. Carley, translator, creator of the zip form of haiku, renku master, author of ‘the Little Book of Yotsomunos’ and ‘The Book of Renku’, died on New Year’s Eve after a four year battle with mesothelioma. As a renku sabaki, John was a teacher and an inspiration to many of us. His warmth, his wit, his loving-kindness and dedication will always be remembered by those who had contact with him over the years.

new year, new moon—
his footprints in the grasses
green in summer rain

- Lorin

Lorin Ford - Haiku Editor, Managing Editor