Thursday, January 16, 2014


Jeffrey Winke is the co-editor of the first small press North American haiku anthology, the Third Coast Haiku Anthology, published in 1978. The former associate editor of Modern Haiku magazine, Winke has been writing haiku for 40 years.  His most recent book, Vexing Laughter: A hypnagogic collection of haiku was published in 2013 by Yet To Be Named Free Press. Winke's collection of haibun, entitled I'll Tell You So, was published by Cross+Roads Press in 2010. He lives and works in Milwaukee, Wis. in a converted warehouse with an obstructed view of Lake Michigan, one of the five Great Lakes of North America.

he tilts his chin,
takes a sax solo

the song about rambling
blasts me past my exit

by chance
she rubs an erect nipple
against my arm

inky dusk—
on the vacant loading dock
a smoker’s chair

security screen
madness kept outside,

her glance…
I see it in her
the devil

checkered future
he clicks submit,
smashes the screen

words incarcerated
the struggle of his tongue
to lick her sweat    

thin light
a shiver of wind
defines her shape

lopsided moon
her maniacal smile

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