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Book of the Week: the sweet potato sutra

fessler_thesweetpotatosutracoverMichael Fessler, an expatriate American university professor long residing in Japan, has written piquant haiku and haibun for the last couple decades. This slim volume (bottle rockets press, 2004) is an excellent sampler of his considerable talents.

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.


heat wave the eyes of dried sardines stare from a jar
beating a rug the solution comes to me
irises . . . this year my eyes keep finding them
autumn semester a leaf wafts over the fence into the real world
gym bag left at the bus stop winter rain
the hydrangeas have turned this haiku blue
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