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Book of the Week: The World and its Streets, Places–Selections



Our Book of the Week is by Larry Eigner (1927-1996), American poet, and one of the principal figures in the Black Mountain School. These  selections of short poems from The World and its Streets, Places are haiku-like, and virtually indistinguishable from the accepted practice by many haiku poets writing today.


squirrels and birds

the open lawn

thunder, but mostly rain




the birds




sections, huge


sides of the road




out of

no thing, quiet, the air

the tree moves



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 THF Digital Librarian Garry Eaton, and are used with permission

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