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Book of the Week: Heart and Bones: A Book of Haiku by Bob Boldman

There is an interesting review of Bob’s poetry in The Art of Mirthless Haiku: Bob Boldman’s Style which states that “Bob Boldman has struck me as one of the most interesting and real haiku authors we have studied. His poems are usually very brief, even for haiku, but I have never encountered an author who can make his point in so few words. I have also never come across such an array of dark haiku.” Other books by Bob in the Digital Library include: Walking With the River, Eating a Melon, My Lord’s Necklace and Wind in the Chimes.

A day of passing clouds
the heart in my ribs
caged

In the pines
my spine
straightens

rock by rock
I toss a mountain
into the sky

my hands
becoming
crocus blossoms

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library and please share your favorite poem from the book with us.

Do you have a chapbook published in 2016 or earlier that you would like featured as a Book of the Week? Contact us for details. Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Dan Campbell and are used with permission.

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