Haiku by Virginie Colline; Illustration “Mark Twain Fish Fry” by Mark Erickson

Batik Haiku
dreamy eye phosphenes
a pineapple split open
across your canvas

Mark Erickson is a painter and lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his interest in art while attending schools in Munich, Germany and Torino, Italy. Mark completed his art training at the Academy of Art and the Art Institute in San Francisco, California. He has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New Orleans and has collectors in Germany, France, Italy, Japan and across the United States. Mark works regularly in his studio in Oakland and continues to exhibit. http://www.markerickson.com

VirginieColline is a French translator living in Paris. Her poems have appeared in The Scrambler, The Asahi Haikuist Network, The Mainichi Daily News, EgoPhobia, The Electronic Monsoon Magazine, Notes from the Gean, Frostwriting and StepAway Magazine, among others.


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