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Book of the Week: Car Won’t Start

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Michael Dudley and Dorothy Howard took turns contributing to this lively renku from 1993 to 1995 (when we did these things by snailmail!), then published the results with Dorothy’s seminal publishing house, proof 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.




ripping a sheet into strips— my sore throat (Dorothy)
deep winter I admire her tan lines (Michael)
on my mind the phrase she practised over and over again (Dorothy)
tip of green each garden bulge (Michael)
Satie’s gymnopédies on the piano this quiet morning (Dorothy)
Father’s Day: wondering what my daughter is doing (Michael)

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