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Book of the Week: tenement landscapes

mena_tenementlandscapesPaul David Mena is one of the first haiku poets to make a smooth transition from primarily internet exposure to the print world. This, his first book (A Small Garlic Press, 1995), affords glimpses of many of the themes he would subsequently make his own.

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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.


in the taxicab a goldfish restless in his bowl
Tompkins Square: an old man teaches Tai-Chi to a crowd of pigeons
unable to escape the subway station of my dreams
after the fireworks the thunder and lightning of the IRT local
an old cop who would rather not wake up the drunk
punching a hole through the Soho night — amber moon

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