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Book of the Week: Haiku

esamJohn Esam and Anselm Hollo and Tom Raworth undertook an interesting experiment (for Trigram Press) in 1968, sharing space to reveal their understandings of what was possible in that recent import, haiku. The results show the range of the genre, and justify the shared format, and the book has had a significant impact on how haiku came to be practiced, particularly in the UK.

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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF president THF president Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.

In the curve between the waves, a mountain’s summer smoke. John Esam
roaring hovercraft road shlups out of the Solent, disgorges the pale Anselm Hollo
now the melody in the pattern of shadows one shadow behind Tom Raworth
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