What is it about compact poetry that makes it special? Makes it seem more charged?
For me, compact poems are all essence. Sometimes, a small poem can be a good sign that the poet put the pen down before the spirit left him.
Gary Hotham is a great example of an artist that respects the tradition of haiku, but also moves it forward.
Do you know his work?
Here are two classics by Gary Hotham:
tonight’s hotel room —
the stain on the rug
nothing to worry about
early in the night—
the stars we can see
the space for more