I think that BIlly Pilgrim's journeys through time could instead be a social commentary on Post-Traumatic Stress disorder. Billy isn't skipping through time, instead he's an old man sitting at his home, his daughter is taking care of him, and when he closes his eyes he suffers his wartime flashbacks and delusions about traveling through space in which he lives in a dream with elements from his life, like how Montana Wildhack was the Porn Star from the book store that Billy visited to see the Kilgore Trout novels. It also explains why the boo
===The debate continues.===The debate over whether to count English syllables as Japanese sound units continues, while today’s poets write about natural and urban imagery, use personal pronouns, and inform their work with Zen or Buddhist leanings or not. Today’s leading haiku poets include Michael Dylan Welch, George Swede, Alexis Rotella, Alan Pizzarelli, and Marlene Mountain. Mountain added another wrinkle to haiku, writing entire poems in a single line, while John Martone has given the vertical poem four lines or more, only one or two words per line a distinctive haiku sensibility. Jane Reinhold has over 5,000 haiku in her book A Dictionary of Haiku .