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Book of the Week: Bird Day Afternoon

allard_cover1R C Matsuo-Allard remains an enigmatic figure from the early days of the haiku movement, but his impact has never been more apparent. It was in Bird Day Afternoon (High/Coo Press, 1978) that he first introduced his experiments with monoku (that is, haiku in English laid out in one line), a technique that has come to be a second norm for the genre.

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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF president Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.

his shadow doesn’t move the car moves sliding under it
higher this time the last salmon
through the open door the sound of her magazine pages turning
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