John Stevenson has put out so many great books that is may be hard to remember his first, Something Uneraseable, self-published in 1996, and already replete with his characteristic trenchant observation and justesse of phrasing.
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All haiku in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
bright leaves blow through her dream housemoon breaks over the hill a dreaming driver dims his brightsovermatched boxer his eyes closed before the fightreassuring me the locksmith breaks a sweatinconvenient visit of distant relatives the common coldmonarch landing so briefly its full weightdeliberations on a charge of murder turning spring outsidecold saturday— drawn back into bed by my own warmthher ninth month curve of snow where the car washoliday rush— brake lights illuminate an angry facetoo quick to reply cutting my tongue on the envelopea small stream murmuring into the lakehead first against long odds polliwognight train two men at a barrel fire flash by