I absolutely loved each of these haikus. The way they tell a story, the way they made me feel… can’t compare. Some made me laugh, others made me excited. Never was I bored or disconnected. I loved this. Definitely a favorite for this year!
Author and poet Michael Mortenson takes us on a dazzling journey through the history and elements of the science fiction genre. Pushing the boundaries of classical haiku, the collection takes on topics like the space race, superheroes, kaiju films, and space opera. The collection contains over 175 pages of haiku and micro-essays.
Mortenson won the 2022 LDSPMA award for Best Emerging Poet for his pre-publication manuscript of The Sci-Fi Haiku: Epoch 1.