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Book of the Week: Shades of Green


“Haiku North America (HNA) is a biennial conference in celebration of haiku poetry. Every two years it offers five stimulating days of papers, panels, workshops, readings, performances, book sales, cultural outings, and much socialization with fellow poets, translators, scholars, editors, and publishers.

“One highlight of each Haiku North America conference has been the publication of an anthology of haiku and senryu by conference attendees. At each conference, many attendees enjoy getting their anthologies signed by other attendees. These anthologies have contained at least one haiku from every conference registrant who submitted. Since the beginning in 1991, each anthology has been published by Press Here, and edited by Michael Dylan Welch, sometimes in conjunction with a coeditor from the region where each conference has been held.”
— quoted from the HNA website.

We are happy to be able to present as our Book of the Week, Shades of Green, edited as usual by Michael Dylan Welch, from the 1997 conference in Portland, Oregon.


off a tall building
I drop
your name
— Carlos Colon


a fox in the dunes . . .
our hushed whispers
in the autumn mist
— Ebba Story


rubber boots
upside down on stakes
the ends of tomato rows
— Kris Kondo


You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.

Do you have a chapbook published 2010 or earlier you would like featured as a Book of the Week? Contact us for details.

Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Garry Eaton, and are used with permission.

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