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Book of the Week: Sketches from the San Joaquin

mcclintock_sketchesfromthesanjoaquinMichael McClintock has been a major player in the haiku world for more than 4 decades. This elegant chapbook won the Turtle Light Press Haiku Chapbook Competition in 2008 (and appeared in 2009).

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 Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.


rain . . . the small mouth a flower opens
all there is between heaven and earth — towering clouds
that lonely thing silent lightning on a prairie
where three drowned the lake water sparkles in the morning
the full moon: I love a night that simple
tall pines — I’ll never be ready to go home

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. How do you do it?
    One gem of a haiku after another all the years long.
    Thanks for enriching my views.

  2. A McClintock haiku manages to make the simplest things so profound. As a reader, I come away with a slight epiphanic buzz; as a writer, I’m challenged to be more observant. It’s always a joy.

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