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Book of the Week: Growing Through the Dark



Our Book of the Week is Growing Through the Dark, by Canadian poet Michael Dudley. In this chapbook, Dudley’s poetic imagination is concerned with vivid, subtly meaningful moments from domestic life.


a milkweed arrangement
the odor
of hairspray


in the park fountain goldfish glinting and pennies


high above the zoo
an eagle
circling . . .


After teaching English for thirty years in Ontario, Canada, Michael is currently on a world tour, gathering friends, and material for future books of haiku.

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. A hawk used to circle over our chicken run, so we put a chicken wire ceiling on it and used bird net on part of it, so we could stand up and clean it out. Still, the heavy snow would push down the soft bird netting, and the hawk got in. I had to pull up on the bird netting to let it escape. Our sweet chicken was not so lucky.

    Judith Hishikawa

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