Welcome to the online continuation of NOON: journal of the short poem. Published in hand-sewn, limited editions between 2004 and 2009, the journal aimed to put some of the most interesting English-language haiku in conversation with other innovative short poetry. Each issue was designed to be read as a sequence of poems, with one per page and the authors’ names given only in an index.
The new series will appear online, two or three times a year, with the journal’s style of presentation being retained as far as possible. A selection of poems from the online issues will be published in printed book form every other year.
Submissions of poems are welcome — see Guidelines. I also look forward to your comments on the forthcoming (Dec. 2013) issue.
There is a Zone whose even Years
No Solstice interrupt -
Whose Sun constructs perpetual Noon
Whose perfect Seasons wait -
Whose Summer set in Summer, till
The Centuries of June
And Centuries of August cease
And consciousness – is Noon -