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Book of the Week: pictographs

quagliano_pictographscover1zTony Quagliano was born in Brooklyn but lived most of his life in Hawai’i, earning his living as a Professor of American Studies there. Pictographs (Red Moon Press, 2008) is one of the postscript series that posthumously honors poets who have made a substantial contribution to haiku in English. Tony’s work has appeared in all the major journals, and he was one of six Americans chosen to select the haiku that appear on the National Japanese American Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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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.

evening sun in the bare hau tree the pictograph for red
witness for peace but who has seen it
the night nurse stays to talk her blue mascara

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