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New Haiku for April

            

The April 5 edition of Tuesday Funk included topical haiku by co-host Andrew Huff as varied as the weather.

Can we all survive
the political discourse
now till November?

Must we endure
insults, stunts and posturing
for the next eight months?

This election will
make Thanksgiving dinner more
awkward than normal.

I know how to make
America great again:
vote the bastards out.

Spring weather whiplash
never ceases to surprise.
Sun! Now snow! Now warm!

The Haiku March On

            

Tuesday Funk co-host Andrew Huff paid his respects to Eden Robins' car, felled by a tree, at the March 1 show.

The promised snow storm
arrived a week later, so
thank you for coming.

It's Super Tuesday!
Let's hope people vote with
brains, not bigotry.

Make America
safe from that vulgarian
Donald Trump again.

This is how it ends.
Not with a nomination,
but with a "Please clap."

Requiem for a
2004 Elantra.
Felled by an old tree.

Short Month, Long on Haiku

            

Co-host Andrew Huff read both an essay and topical haiku at the Feb. 2nd edition of Tuesday Funk.

After Iowa,
Trump may blow quieter in
New Hampshire tonight.

'Twas five years ago
that Lake Shore Drive became a
frozen parking lot.

Life post-Gapers Block.
The anxiety has gone.
Now, what to do next?

David Bowie, you.
Generations of artists
owe you a great debt.

Our Finest Haiku

            

The Dec. 8 edition of Tuesday Funk saw a collection of topical haiku from co-host Andrew Huff that touched a nerve.

Turkey's sleeping potion,
5-hydroxy tryptophan,
is five syllables.

Fourten months before
we learned what really happened
to Laquan McDonald.

His killer, a cop,
is already out on bond, days
after his arrest.

McCarthy is out,
but what about the officers
who lied on reports?

Rahm and Alvarez
can't be fired. You can vote one
out on March 15.

Halloween Haiku Treats

            

Co-host Andrew Huff read a fresh crop of topical haiku at the Nov. 3rd edition of Tuesday Funk.

That familiar phrase,
"Wait till next year," once again
echoes through Wrigley.

A runaway blimp
held our attention as long
as most school shootings.

Governor Rauner
jousts with Rahm while the budget
sleeps with the fishes.

Halloween candy
has a clear hierarchy.
What's last on your list?

El Nino pattern
promises a warm winter.
But our lake needs snow.

Too nice a winter
could precede drought next summer.
A Faustian bargain.

Autumn is a Haiku

            

The Oct. 6th edition of Tuesday Funk included a trio of haiku from co-host Andrew Huff

The battle begins.
Halloween versus Christmas
on store shelves now.

Be careful around
Derrick Rose. One wrong move and
he might break again.

Facebook going down
meant sudden increased office
productivity.

Serious Haiku for September

            

At the Sept. 1 edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff was in no mood for jokes with his haiku ripped from the headlines.

Shot on live TV;
we're faced with the dilemma
of whether to watch.

The same day, two more
multi-victim shootings played
through the news cycle.

Teachers stopping kids
from shooting their classmates is
troubling good news.

Guns don't kill people,
the argument goes. But must
we make it easy?

The oscillation
of deafening cicadas
make it seem hotter.

Haiku for Early August, 2015

            

In the Heat of the Haiku

            

The July 7 edition of Tuesday Funk brought an eclectic medley of performers and haiku by co-host Andrew Huff, as well as a selected poem by someone on Twitter.

No more gay marriage.
It's just plain old marriage now.
So it is ordered.

Also, women's soccer
is just soccer from now on.
Go Team USA!

How many churches
must burn before we call it
domestic terror?

I eat my peas with guacamole,
I've done it all my life.
They do taste kind of funny,
But it keeps them on my knife.

I have closed the tabs
that were in the browser
and which you were probably
saving to read.
Forgive me, they hogged memory
and were so old.
   &emdash @stvnrlly, after William Carlos Williams

June Haiku: Fury Road

            

The new film Mad Max: Fury Road inspired co-host Andrew Huff's topical haiku for the June 2nd edition of Tuesday Funk.

The Blackhawks came through
and won game seven last week.
Ducks scatter on ice.

Meanwhile, Riot Fest shared
its lineup for this year's show,
exciting music fans.

Elsewhere, sci-fi geeks
prep for Nebula Awards.
What thing turns you on?

Vacation notice:
I'm leaving soon, so make sure
that all hell breaks loose.

Mad Max: Fury Road.
Oh man, Mad Max: Fury Road.
Muscle care ballet. -or-
You guys, go see it. -or-
Seriously, you guys.

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Tuesday Funk is an eclectic Chicago reading series, hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, showcasing a monthly mix of fiction, poetry, essays and performance. Join us next on Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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