Welcome to the online continuation of NOON: journal of the short poem. Published in hand-sewn, limited editions between 2004 and 2009, the journal aims to put some of the most interesting English-language haiku in conversation with other innovative short poetry. The new series appears online, with the journal’s style of presentation being retained as far as possible. The plan is to publish, every few years, a selection of poems from the online issues in printed book form.

Published in print, May 2019:

NOON: An Anthology of Short Poems

noon anthology cover

Philip Rowland
noonpress [at] mac [dot] com
Also available:
Something Other Than Other
Before Music
Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years

There is a Zone whose even Year
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 –

Emily Dickinson