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Book of the Week: late geese up a dry fork

lippy_geesecoverBurnell Lippy has that rarest of things in haiku — an unmistakeable voice. His poems have a verbal aridity that belies their grounding in things as they are — that is, in the stuff of life, in all its succulence. late geese is his only full-length book (Red Moon Press, 2003) to date.

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, and are used with permission.

a spool of thread left on its side late summer rain
peeing off the porch’s high end the Milky Way
commuter train’s abandoned crossword the early darkness
broom straws permanently bent winter solitude
late-rising moon each rock in the stream has its own sound
summer dawn coolness of the egg’s taper

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  1. Burnell Lippy is masterly with what he does best: present something very particular, very fragile, and at the same time archetypal and timeless.

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