What Exactly is Going on Here?


This blog originated as a way to broadcast my daily haiku practice. That project greatly expanded in March 2012, when I began writing the daily haiku onto a postcard, along with my signature chop, and mailing it to someone selected at random. In April 2012, I began posing and photographing the card, and posting the photo along with the haiku itself.

That project wrapped up in November 2014, after 1,001 haiku postcards had gone out. At that point, I resolved to use this site as a record of that project, but…

I am back. No more postcards, but goddammit I can’t quit the haiku. I CAN’T! I tried, honey, honest I tried.

So, if you want to focus on the haiku postcard project, start here.

Or just… hang out. We’d enjoy the company.

Daily Haiku Actual Postcard Project Getting Props!

Hey all — long time no post, right?

The DHAP is getting some ten-year retrospective props that I wanted to share with you.

The amazing Grant Faulkner has mentioned the project in his widely read Substack this week: https://grantfaulkner.substack.com/p/the-special-junkyard-edition

He also links to this video which features 963 (!) of the haiku postcards I sent out. Can you find yours? https://youtu.be/zeKQYdj3FDY

Thanks again, everyone, for making this project possible. Hard to believe it’s been ten years, or that I survived it!