Cor van den Heuvel produced a series of innovative chapbooks from his own Chant Press, English-language haiku’s first body of individual work. This chapbook, from 1963, is perhaps the strongest of the group.
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, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
on the car bumper a long landscape unwindsin the hotel lobby the bare bulb of a floor lamp shines down on its distant basean empty wheelchair rolls in from the wavesthe shadow of the light chain swings slowlythrough the small holes in the mailbox sunlight on a blue stampthe windshield-wipers vanish over the horizon Geronimo leaps to his horsethe snow blows down the subway