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Book of the Week: Fish and Moon: A Chapbook of Haiku by Canadian Poet Terry Ann Carter

Poet and paper artist, Terry Ann Carter is the author of six collections of long form poetry, two haiku guidebooks, and five haiku chapbooks; she has edited four haiku anthologies. As past president of Haiku Canada, founder of and facilitator for KaDo Ottawa (2001-2012) and Haiku Arbutus Victoria Study Group (2014-present), she has given hundreds of haiku and book arts workshops around the world. Be sure to check out her website which has her artwork, books and events.

endless rain
in my mother’s kitchen
the snap, snapping of beans

stepping out on ice
my mother’s cane
first

ride to the cemetery
lilacs
in every doorway

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library and please share your favorite poem from the book with us.

Do you have a chapbook published in 2017 or earlier that you would like featured as a Book of the Week? Contact us for details. Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Dan Campbell and are used with permission.

Terry Ann Carter

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  1. Very pleased to meet fellow Canadian Terry Ann Carter through her bio and haiku posted here, as well as through her website. (Love the bowls, the haiku sewn into them, and the puppets!)

  2. The second haiku (above) reminds me of Heaney:

    Dangerous pavements.
    But I face the ice this year
    With my father’s stick.

    in Seeing Things (Faber and Faber ,1991)
    Lovely work!

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