boxers or briefs
he absently strokes
she teases out
the thrill of new blood
in the office
a perfect opening
a steamy conversation
is an award-winning cherita poet, a Best of the Net and Dwarf Star nominee, and
the author of six books of haiku-based writing. Titles include Steel Cut Moon
(Cholla Needles Press, 2019), and two from Yavanika Press, No Velcro Here
(2019) and The Silence We Came For (2020). His short-form writing has appeared
in many journals and anthologies, including Failed Haiku, Haibun Today, KYSO Flash,
MacQueen’s Quinterly, The Aurorean, and The Cherita.
In 2017, Peter invented a new linked form that is haiku-centered called “split
sequence.” His most recent book, Just Dust and Stone (Velvet Dusk
Publishing, May 2021), is a collection of collaborative split sequences co-written
with Bryan Rickert.
“Love Thing”: The Allure of the Split Sequence, craft
essay by Peter Jastermsky in Issue 9 of MacQ (August 2021)
haiku and related poetry appear in Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, tinywords, Frogpond, and Kingfisher, among others. She won Tricycle Magazine’s 2021 Best of the Haiku Challenge, and one of her rengay received an Honorable Mention in the Haiku Association of America̵s 2021 Competition in Honor of Garry Gay.