Haiku Home

Welcome to the haiku home of Rick Jackofsky, beggar poet and paterfamilias of The Homegrown String Band™. I started seriously writing and submitting haiku to various online and print journals in 2018, but I've been writing songs and poetry pretty much my whole life. For nearly half a century, I've made my living through music and photography. Somewhere along the way, I discovered that haiku, for me, is something of a missing link between photography and songwriting. Like a good photo, a haiku captures an image of a moment in time, and like a good poem or song, a successful haiku uses words to communicate on a level that bypasses the rational part of our brains that we normally use to interpret language.

2019 Ito En Art of Haiku Grand Prix Awards Ceremony
My haiku, senryu, tanka, and haibun have been published in: