Michael Dylan Welch - Portrait

Meet Neon Buddha – Michael Dylan Welch

Michael Dylan Welch explores haiku and longer poetry, as well as his own spirited take on the traditional Japanese haiku. He uses Allen Ginsberg’s haiku-derived form of American Sentences to record his family’s witticisms, and he’s written hundreds of haiku-like “neon buddha” poems as “a surreal sort of personal mythology.”

Music by the St. Helens String Quartet, produced as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.