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Book of the Week: Against the Grain



Michael Henry Lee’s 2012 chapbook, Against the Grain, published by Eleventh Hour Press of St. Augustine, Florida, is our Book of the Week. Despite the humor evident in some of his inventions, Lee’s imagination is deeply preoccupied with themes of change and mortality, and his haiku often toll like bells. Join with us in appreciating his poetic approach to ringing the changes.


blossom time
honoring the ancestors
I never knew


distant thunder
the last corner
of the last lap


ground fog
three crows steal
a scene from MacBeth


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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  1. reading the imaginative quality of these poems is the surest way of getting your own to improve

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