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Book of the Week: Exhaling Green


Foster Jewell was an early editor of American Haiku, the first journal dedicated to English-language haiku in the world, and a strong traditionalist voice, as exemplified in this lively chapbook from 1980 (Sangre de Cristo 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.

In April’s mirrors the dead woods faintly exhales green.
Early summer dawn— prairie emptied of dark, fills with lark song.
Afterglow of the afterglow . . . Then Venus!
Once in a while, cricket . . . then the old porch chair
Forgotten garden brighter than ever with leaves . . .
One on either side across the pale winter sky the shaggy sun-dogs.
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