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Book of the Week – A Book of Seasons by New Zealander Dick Whyte

Dick Whyte is a poet from New Zealand who also plays music and makes films. He is the co-founder and editor of Haiku News with Laurence Stacey. There is an interesting biography of Whyte and his haiku, film and art interests by the New Zealand Poetry Society.

Another chapbook by Whyte in the digital library is A Book of Sparrows – Vol. 1

war in Syria—
how dare i write about
dandelions

poverty—
no matter where you go
the moon

summer moon,
a kind of longing only
the river knows

dusk—
the blackbird sings
even louder

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library and please share your favorite poem from the book with us.

Do you have a chapbook published in 2018 or earlier that you would like featured as a Book of the Week? Contact us for details. Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Dan Campbell and are used with permission.

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  1. i particularly enjoyed this collection. A deep bow to Dick and Laurence who were
    my first regular editors back in the Haiku News days

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