FAILED STATE: HAIBUN by Dave Bonta
Dave Bonta’s new poetry collection
The personal meets the political in this collection of experimental haibun (prose + haiku), drawn as much from dreams as from the all-too-real nightmares of an imperialist, carceral state in decline. Check out the Preview (full content) or scroll down for some film adaptations.
Via Negativa Books, 2021
96 pages, 6″ x 9″
Dave Bonta is a writer, editor, and web publisher from the Appalachian mountains of central Pennsylvania. He is the builder of one of the most well known Moving Poems Born, a compendium of poetry videos from around the web.
He write oh his personal blog Via Negativa where you can find out about his poetry collections including: Ice Mountain, Odes to Tools, Breakdown: Banjo Poems from Seven Kitchens Press, part of their Keystone Chapbook series; a self-published chapbook of photos and poetry, Twelve Simple Songs; and a collection of cartoons, Words on the Street.
He keeps a daily journal of prose-micropoems at The Morning Porch, and since January 1, 2013, he has been posting daily erasure poems based on the 17th-century Diary of Samuel Pepys to Via Negativa.
From 2006 to 2013, together with Beth Adams he published qarrtsiluni, an online literary magazine that pioneered the use of blog software and MP3 audio files to deliver themed issues in daily, multimedia increments.