David Gross’s elegant self-published chapbook (2000, printed at Bull Thistle Press) grabs your attention from the beginning — fine papers, letterpress, hand-sewn in a handsome jacket. These choices seem quite fitting for its period and for the kinds of poems that he wished to share — haiku and haikuesque poems of natural events and creatures, with much attention to light, and throughout, a gentleness of voice that comes right out of the earliest traditions of the genre in English.
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 president THF president Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
abandoned pasture so full of moonlight fresh-mown hayfield meadowlark nest unscathed forgotten duck decoy alone with the moon