Anthony J. Pupello was an active force on the haiku scene in the 1990s, and this volume, from Red Moon Press in 1998, contains much of his strongest work.
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All haiku in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
Valentine's Day— hothouse roses in full bloomstop sign: the calypso man's insistent rhythmBrooklyn Bridge— lull in the traffic brings wind soundshairdresser's tale with every curler, a new twistsimmering stew: my wife's old boyfriend comes to dinneralmost eighty— the droop of her cigarette ash about to fallpre-op testing— the nurse's blouse unbuttonedSoho gallery— in the sound-proof room, the Hokusai printChinatown tour the vegetable peddler fans the buses's fumesold jazz man— a riff in sixteenth time up in smokeemergency room the unseen phone rings and ringscrescent moon the bluesman bends the note againmusic school the mother's off key slapwinter solstice how softly the computer crashesbefore the reading: the poet's smoky breath into mineold-age home the musician's cane keeps timeseaside breeze bringing the mist in with the morning paper