In 2012 the Foundation acquired, among others, Cor van den Heuvel’s archival materials. It is out intention not only to house and protect these materials, but to make them available to research and scholarship, as well as to the haiku community. Last year we released Cor’s sketches and artwork. At this time we’re making available the manuscript to The Ticket-Taker’s Shadow.
The Ticket-Taker’s Shadow is a manuscript for a Selected Haiku that Cor once put together from three of his Chant Press Chapbooks and a number of his haiku sequences. He subtitles this volume “Haiku” but a later but abandoned conception of the book was to include additional selections of haibun and solo renga. Though the layout was completed, The Ticket-Taker’s Shadow was never published, and appears here exclusively.
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