Book of the Week: piano practice
Tom Painting is not only one of our best poets, he is also one of our best teachers of haiku to children. This volume, which suggests some of his methodology (!), dates from 2004 and was published by bottle rockets press.
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All haiku in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
summit road once more the moon changes windowsdawn the oysterman rakes in the foga dry leaf scratches along the sidewalk All Souls' Dayhis death added to her litany of complaintssolicitation the wildlife activist flashes her teethloose stone— the depth of the canyonfamily feud the pallbearers take sideswinter hike the baby's breath warms my neckmy tongue explores a worn tooth the snowy hillsnight out my wife and I discuss the kidsspring breakup my missing button in her sewing boxpiano practice our scowling child plays Ode to Joymy toddler helps pack her travel bag— co-custodyNovember yesterday's puddle brittle under my bootheartwood the axe blade strikes a nailbeach walk the stick I tossed yesterday
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As a follow up to Alan’s question:
Has Tom Painter allowed the full download of his chapbook yet?
Tom Painting’s ” family feud” is a fine poem, and one that I remembered.
” summit road” and ” a dry leaf” are two more that I especially enjoy.
I do keep checking, and there is an incredible array of books available. For someone like me who is serious about haiku research as well as the sheer pleasure of reading well-crafted haiku, it’s a wonderful resource.
I am working on bringing my Australian collection to be available which is pre-2009.
sundog haiku journal: an australian year, sunfast press (1997 reprinted 1998): California State Library – Main Catalog Call Number : HAIKU S852su 1997
I’ll let you know! 🙂
Alan, this title will probably show up in THF Digital Library in the future.
BTW, have you submitted any of your publications to Jim Kacian for inclusion? Would look forward to seeing some. -THF Librarian
Wonderful work, as always, from Tom Painting.
Is this going to be an eBook download as well? I am content with the haiku given, just greedy for more of Tom’s work. 🙂
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