March 13, 2010

Gay Haiku
Joel Derfner

Old ponds, young frogs – A few years back, I wrote my friend, the Michigan writer Vicki Ruzicka, and noted my recent reading of the works of Matsuo Bashō, the great 17th Century Japanese poet. I reveled in the delicate beauty of simply translated verse, such as, “Old pond, young frog, splash.” Vicki wrote back: “Young pond, old frog, croak.” Joel Derfner’s small, funny volume on gay dating is a real treat. One morsel: “’Here’s Death in Venice – You like murder mysteries.’ Should have dumped you then.”


Anonymous Joel Derfner said...

I'm glad you liked it! You should check out my second book, Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever and What Ended Up Happening Instead.

June 09, 2010  

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