#lead-an-american-haiku-novel

an on-going collection of haiku,
tanka & renga on Black queer themes —

In diaspora, physically and psychically, as a gay African-American poet, my mentors in language, thought, and spirit, regarding the hegemonic oppression of difference: Dunbar, Dubois, and Baldwin, richard witherspoon aka James R. Patton, publishing nationally and internationally in print and on the WWW, transgressively opposes this oppression, enlisting the help and the hope of these mentors’ lived lives in creating worlds of linked-haiku (renga) wherein, sexually, all flourish. Archived at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the International Gay History Archive, the Homophile Research Library, the Stonewall Library & Archives, the Natalie Barney/Edward Carpenter Library, the Baker Memorial Library, and the Mariposa Education & Research Foundation, he writes on –

Peace Out!

#seasons
#an-american-haiku-novel
#loving-leaves
#year-of-13-moons
#first-this-first-that-first-everything
#in-the-cold-rain
#singing-over-the-bulbs
#out-of-winter-spring
#ende-gut-alles-gut
#renga-less-haiku
#spring
#in-full-summer-leaf
#new-bamboo
#lead-love
#reading-each-other-s-books
#the-left-watch
#the-muay-thai-boxer-and-the-masseur
#the-bar-boy-and-the-renga-writer
#pounding-away
#cut-flowers
#rivals-an-ocean
#in-the-hair
#the-stygian-wolf-rape-tape
#he-loves-me-he-loves-me-not
#lifting-the-blanket
#arm-over-arm
#stretched-taut
#walking
#a-bunch-of-haiku
#firsts
#there-and-then-lost
#travel
#sorrel-and-tamarind-teas
#dakar
#the-holy-mountain
#bobbing-crafts
#from-the-terrace
#salvador-bahia
#the-swimmer
#in-absentia
#after-basho
#still-life
#the-former-carmansville
#grievance
#khmer-rouge-s-21-prison
#blind-justice
#belief
#twelve-month-traditions
#out-of-water-on-dry-land-fish
#a-rain-of-gold
#autopoieitique
#no-black-robe
#now-to-see-a-heart
#without-wine
#leaving-the-garden
#miscellaneous
#7-prayers-of-the-soul-before-ma-at
#in-late-autumn
#mary-nartel
#hs-confidential
#salvador-bahia-tr
#autopoieitique-tr
#five-masterless-haiku
#lead-hokku
#hokku