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Book of the Week: opening

aikinsSuezan Aikins produced a series of hand-written (though mechanically reproduced) and hand-bound chapbooks in the 1990s, of which opening (Prospect Press, 1998) is a good representative. She is know for her evocative and occasionally colorful illustrations as well as her poems, which are usually terse for their time, sharply etched and often persuasively moving.

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 THF president THF president Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.


lunar eclipse — we stumble along in the dark
above his catnap a dense cloud of flies appears
salt spray — salt spray scours away all sign of him

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  1. This is a very moving collection. Here’s my favorite:

    sunrise smolders
    in the maple’s red leaves –
    endless
    the road back
    to dying brother

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