What's the best haiku about the "Q"? Can you really write a haiku about poo? And what's the poetic angle on rectangles? The answers to these and many other haiku quandaries await you in our annual Haiku Issue.
Doctors and nurses from New Mexico travel to the Democratic National Convention to talk about America's ailing health care system. A memorial honoring soldiers lost in Iraq and Afghanistan makes a visual link to 9/11. And, in our first edition of "Also on the Ballot," the Alibi spends the day with Ralph Nader.
The whole city reads The Adventures of Tom Sawyer during The Big Read. The Pearl Fantasy leaps from a cassette tape to the stage. And Zombie Haiku recounts Chris Lynch's foul and gruesome encounters as an infected zombie through the traditional Japanese poetic form.