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Book of the Week: Tamarack and Clearcut



Justly known for keen observation combined with exactitude of expression, the Canadian poet Marianne Bluger repays close reading as few others do. If you need a great example of how to capture the human/nature nexus in haiku, read and reread Tamarack and Clearcut, our Book of the Week.


‘for sale’
and wind
in the empty barn



I used to hate it
when my father wore
this battered hat



t.v. gunfire
the sleeping child’s
eyelids flutter



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 THF Digital Librarian Garry Eaton, and are used with permission

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  1. A wonderful selection–so many fine, fine moments, as well as gestures to larger things. And much to learn from some of those amazing word choices! Thanks for making this available.

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