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Book of the Week: Haiku Roadsign



Our Book of the Week is Haiku Roadsign, a publication of Axle Contemporary. Axle Contemporary, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an art gallery on wheels, housed in the back of a custom retrofitted 1970 aluminum stepvan. It was founded in 2010 by artists Matthew Chase-Daniel and Jerry Wellman, as a collaborative work of art, and an innovative vehicle for arts distribution.  It has since grown beyond the confines of the mobile exhibition space, and also includes book publishing, and alternative methods of creation and dissemination of contemporary arts in the public sphere.   You can learn more at:

Haiku Roadsign is a collection of 32 photographs of haiku published on a portable roadsign that first appeared over a period of 16 weeks in 16 locations around Santa Fe in the summer of 2011, and were later published in book form. May the method of publication give some energetic haiku poets ideas!


slow down
mañana still
under construction

–Sandra Lynn

The roadrunner
His iridescent eye
Is on me

–Lauren Camp


You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.

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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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