Ned of Mrmillcity: The former Dread Pirate Roberts of MrMillCity.com. Chief among Ned varied interests are long walks on the beach chased with cups of warm apple cider, and brutal Ben Harper songs. Or at least those are the things that he would enjoy if he ever got off the Internet.
Steve Albert: Ratbas (aka Steve Albert) is a Lowell native. He doesn’t care how they do things in Pelham or Carlisle. He doesn’t care how they do things in Kittery or South Attleboro. He’s from Lowell, for Lowell. And in Lowell the haiku poetry form is strictly 5/7/5. We don’t need a kigo or a kireji. We don’t need “experts” like Basho and Onitsura telling us how to do things. We know what kind of haiku works best for Lowell.