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Book of the Week: Chincoteague

 

Our Book of the Week is Chincoteague, a collection of early haiku by Jim Kacian about a small barrier island off the Atlantic coast of Virginia. As an unpublished chapbook, it won the Cicada Chapbook Award for 1996. This volume contains all the poems of the winning entry, plus a series of fine watercolors by the noted English artist Janet Marsh.

 

small fortune
my pockets full
of sand dollars

 

some of the sun
glinting off the sea
is dolphins

 

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 THF Digital Librarian Garry Eaton, and are used with permission.

 

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. some of the sun
    glinting off the sea
    is dolphins

    lovely ku. just downloaded the book. thanks for this great opportunity to read this collection of haiku by Jim Kacian.

  2. Thank you for the opportunity to read this beautiful book! I enjoyed all of it but my favorite was

    small fortune
    my pockets full
    of sand dollars

  3. Lovely book – it reminded me of a book I read as a child – Misty of Chincoteague – about the ponies on the island. I’ve been intrigued ever since!

  4. Jim, I read this lovely book on my deck this morning in early light, transported by the beauty of your haiku & JM’s water colors. Thank you for taking me to Chincoteague!

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