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Book of the Week: The Haijin’s Tweed Coat

welch_thehaijinstweedcoatcoverMichael Dylan Welch has a long history in English-language haiku, long enough to have seen many journals come and go. His brief, clever, entertaining volume of poems incorporating journal titles (Press Here, 2000 (second edition)) today is a puzzle as well as a good read — how many titles can you identify?

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, and are used with permission.


temple bell the haijin’s tweed coat sprinkled with pine needles
plum blossoms ripple a mayfly moves from the plover’s shadow
ant on the acorn — a wasp still in the black bough’s shadow

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  1. A delight to read again — especially for someone who has tried to add as many of these vintage journals to my library as I can find. Thanks for the great fun, Michael!

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