Saturday, October 5, 2013

Butterfly Dream: Playboy Cover Haiku by Jack Galmitz

English Original

Playboy cover
a woman's torso being
ground in a meat grinder


Jack Galmitz

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Jack Galmitz was born in NYC in 1951. He received a Ph.D in English from the University of Buffalo.  He is an Associate of the Haiku Foundation and Contributing Editor at Roadrunner Journal.  His most recent books are Views (,2012), a genre study of minimalist poetry, and Letters (Lulu Press, 2012), a book of poetry.  He lives in New York with his wife and stepson.

1 comment:

  1. L1 successfully sets the thematic context while Ls 2&3 could be read as either exposition, which would establish a thematically and emotionally dialectical relationship with L1, or authorial commentary that reveals the poet's strong feeling of disgust toward the socio-cultural image represented by L1.

    Jack's socio-politically conscious haiku reminds me of Walter Benjamin's unfashionably accurate observation made in Theses on the Philosophy of History :

    There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism.