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Book of the Week: Birds & Felines

maya_birdsandfelinescoverGiselle Maya and June Moreau share this elegant chapbook (Koyama Press, 2007) devoted, as the title says, to some of those creatures that share our space and widen our horizons. Both poets are accomplished observers of animals, and the glint of recognition stalks all these poems. The stunning visual aspects of the production—gilt-speckled laid paper hand-stitched within a hand-made paper cover—is typical of this press.

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.


grass pillow of intricate dreams— birds in flight (Maya)
sharper than its beak the sea raven’s eye (Moreau)
scent of yellow broom I will buy the caged doves and set them free (Maya)
it’s a wonder the wind doesn’t take it the cat’s shadow (Moreau)
spring dusk the cat’s tail off on a hunt (Maya)
pouring blueberries into the pie crust— cat purring (Moreau)

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