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Book of the Week: Magnetic North

pusatericover1Chris Pusateri grew up in Jamaica but lives in Mexico City, where he teaches English for business environments. His Magnetic North (Saki Press, 2000) was a winner (1 of 4) of the Virgil Hutton Haiku Memorial Award Chapbook Contest in 1999-2000. His love of jazz has informed his haiku, and made him more aware of the musicality of the language in general, as is evident in these examples.

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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.

a note from my wife — willow branches rub the window sill
the pianist’s hands strike the ivory lightly — needles of rain
lazy Sunday — green flies hover over the halved grapefruit

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