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Book of the Week: Another Bad Haircut


John Sheirer was a shooting star through the haiku sky in the late 1990s, focusing on the humorous aspects of life, and especially family relations. This volume (Riverstone Books, 1997) gives a goodly sampling of his major preoccupations in his mature style.

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 Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.

growth spurt the third breakfast this week I knock over the milk
family reunion dad shakes his head at a racist joke
another long summer day the dog runs in circles on its short chain
first kiss until the chaperon’s throat-clearing
team physical the withered old doctor says “turn your head and cough”
first deer hunt after the gunshots noticing the wind
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