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Book of the Week: haiku senryu and drawings


Claire Cooperstein’s attractive, self-produced (1986) chapbook is representative of the norm of its time: beautiful papers, crisp type, artless sketches, and an amiable attentiveness to “moments,” in this case with a personal formal style and no automatically enforced syllable count.

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.

In autumn moonlight the old peach tree blossoming one last time
Frost on the pane: a prism in the window rainbows on the wall!
At every feeder, juncos jostle for a perch: storm warning
No bath tonight— in the fresh-scrubbed tub a jumping spider
Small craft warning waves chasing sandpipers again and again
Behind the porch door his favorite fishing rod and a spider web

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