Book of the Week: O.O.O.
Our Book of the Week is O.O.O., by Jack Galmitz, published by Impress in 2016. The poems inside, short, haiku-like impressions, skillfully reproduce in metaphor the exact pressure of erotic emotions and experiences suggested in the title. A very impressive collection indeed, by a very talented poet.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Garry Eaton, and are used with permission.
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For instance, the poem
A boy drowned screaming
has a novel break in it. It is not meant to read, though it could be, that the boy was screaming as he drowned.
No, a boy drowned and surrounding him, witnessing it, was the screaming of people.
This is what I call new use of kireji or whatever you call it in Japanese.
I don’t expect anyone either read it or if they did gave it the attention required to see what was being done within the poem.
I am not at all surprised about the lack of interest in my work.
It has always been that way, regardless of the novelty and innovation and excellence of the work.
I have written, like we’ve all written, some pretty awful stuff.
But, I have also written some brilliant stuff and that has gone unnoticed by those sheepish followers of the haiku gatekeepers and the so-called professor of the form.
Good luck to you.
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