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Book of the Week: The Broken Iris

smithTom Smith is an accomplished novelist, anagramist and long-poet who turned his attentions to haiku in the late 1980s. His first collection, The Broken Iris (Persephone Press, 1990), captures well his sensibility and thematic interests: gentle images of the natural phenomena of Vermont, and vignettes centered on family, and in particular the adventures of his two boys.

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

Twelfth Night fishermen on the ice by moonlight
a red bird breaks from the hedgerow the sun from the clouds
barn dance in the cornfield crickets
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