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Book of the Week: small town

tripi_smalltowncovervincent tripi has long hewed his own swath through the haiku world, with a voice and sensibility that aligns him with the nomadic poets of old and recent Japan. In this unusual chapbook (Swamp Press, 2003), then, he does something different, celebrating a kind of homeboundness that has served as the springboard for his peregrinations. The volume has the usual elegance and attention to detail that we have come to expect in all Swamp Press editions.

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, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.


small town— the span of the radio dial
small town the smell-of everyone’s wood
small town they all know the pileated woodpecker
small town market— her cucumber larger than mine
small town meet someone from a larger shooting star
love in the small town almost too big

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