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Book of the Week: Where Pelicans Fly

wicker_wherepelicansflycoverNina Wicker’s oversize letterpress volume (Honeybrook Press, 1991) is a study of fragility and resiliency, and one of the handsomest haiku chapbooks ever produced, a scant 14 poems in two-color printing on subtly coordinated sheets.

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.

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backed-up traffic ship under the drawbridge lightning everywhere
opening the beach house smell of the old sea and the new
full moon rises— the lone sea turtle covers her “one-in-a-thousand”
feeding on the strand the one-legged shorebird lags until the flock flies
last day of summer a cricket’s plaintive cry from a closed suitcase
autumn seashore below gliding pelicans a caged bird sings

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