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Book of The Week: Edge of Light: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2003



Our Book of the Week is edge of light: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2003. It is the seventh volume in a prestigious Red Moon Anthology series that continues to this day under the general editorship of Jim Kacian, and promises annually to bring you the best in English-language haiku.

In his 2003 Introduction, Jim explained the wider field for selection created by the rapid rise in the number of online haiku journals, worldwide participation, and the increase in the number of haiku competitions, all of which have contributed to the inclusiveness of the series and to the effort required. We can only imagine the organization and dedication from editors determined to continue the series up until today. Readers owe them a good deal, and the best repayment is to read and enjoy the poems and essays they have selected.
darkness gathers
in the tree tops
crow by crow
-Anonymous, United Kingdom
among watermelons
the vendor’s children
-Anglelee Deodhar, India
jackknifed rig
a trooper waves us
into wildflowers
-Robert Gilliland, United States

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.

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  1. Another fine compilation of haiku and associated genre poems.
    I must add I found the essay by Stephen Broyard ✧ United States ,
    Masahide and the Moon a very interesting piece.
    Thank you giving us the opportunity to read the book.

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