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Book of the Week: Flow

 

Our Book of the Week is Flow, by Del Doughty, poet, and Professor of English at Huntington University, Indiana.

“Doughty is a craftsman who knows what is well made and exactly where to place the one small imperfection that will make us cherish his whole work. This is an impressively coherent collection of parts, producing something greater—something living.”
-John Stevenson

“Flow is the perfect title for Del Doughty’s collection of haiku and haibun. He provides ordinary-extraordinary examples of the Flow: oozing mud, kitchen ants, paint onto canvas, tap water, a stopped drain, traffic in a drive-thru, a grocery-store queue, . . . indeed our very life itself. This is a finely conceived and executed work.”
-Charles Trumbull

 

Most of the cars at Wal-Mart
have American flags;
autumn clarity
……………….September 11, 2003

 

Boys in the tree house
draw mustaches and fangs on
girls in their yearbook

 

Martin Luther King Day:
it’s still snowing
after the convocation

 

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 4 Comments

  1. Going through FLOW by DEL DOUGHTY is a delightful experience;
    his images drawn from radish, wet hair twisted , dust; and haibun
    in which children in car , viewing imbibing cool- all take us to an immediacy of happenings around us. wishing the professor good luck in all endeavors.
    with regards

    S.Radhamani

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