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Book of the Week: Gaza

rodrigues_gazacoverDavid Rodrigues tackles a millennium-old problem in his chapbook Gaza (self-published, 2009), and while he has no expectation that his 21 poems will solve the situation there, he offers them as moments of compassion and solidarity. His recurrent final line resounds like the chorus of a song, and through repetition gathers momentum, unifying the whole into a prophetic sequence.

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.


all of the Earth leans towards the sea in Gaza.
lips are in a hurry in Gaza.
written on the wall God and a question mark in Gaza.
a new shoe lost on the street in Gaza.
silence is a warning in Gaza.
weather forecast— someone can read the future in Gaza.

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