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Book of the Week: tiny droppings

parksZane Parks is a satirist at heart, and his book tiny droppings (self-published, 2007) conveys his delight in the slightly bawdy from its very title throughout its length. Though there are a few haiku here, the bulk are senryu, a genre that is not often practiced with much bite in the West. Parks is not cruel, as the best (?) Japanese senryuists might be, but can be acerbic at times, and bracing.

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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF president THF president Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.


before the reading the murmur of small talk seals bark in the bay
motown champagne and gunshots ring in the new year
my walk ends a thin line of moon hinting at the rest
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