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Book of the Week: Arrested Ephemera: 45 Haiku Interpreted in Etching and Collage by Ellen Peckham

From her website, Ellen states that “as a ‘doubly gifted’ visual artist and writer, I often use both mediums in a single work, the text decorating and explicating and the image illuminating.” Her poetry and images have been widely published in the United States and she has been published and her art exhibited in Canada, Japan, India, Switzerland, Germany and Great Britain. Be sure to check out the collection, Haiga of Ellen Peckham, on the Haiku Foundation website.

strange joy and solace
came – a gift – with a photo
of you watching me

more precious metal
in the mirror every day –
turning platinum

when I stood up that
sunbeam sitting on my lap
curled up on my chair

look at the door mat –
forsythia petals blown
cemented by rain

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

Do you have a chapbook published in 2015 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.

Ellen Peckham

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