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Book of the Week: Where the Wind Turns: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2009

 

 

Our Book of the Week is the last in our series of haiku anthologies from Red Moon, Where the Wind Turns, 2009. This prestigious series of anthologies, begun in 1996, is perhaps the longest lasting of its kind in English. Filled with familiar names of the finest haiku writers from around the English speaking world, it also contains remarkable haiku, senryu, and haibun from newcomers, and from relative unknowns whose work rises above the mark.
Read, download, and enjoy!

 

autumn fog . . .
the river knows
the way

-Francine Banwarth, USA

moonlit prison
the clematis quietly climbs
over the wall

-Tore Sverredal, Sweden

 

It Was More Than Twenty Years Ago Today

After dinner my wife and I buy some coffee ice cream
cones and stroll along the river. I tell her about my idea to add a slide ukulele riff to a song we’ve been working on. A musical wink to George Harrison, I explain. She’s quiet for a moment, concentrating on the last of her cone, and stares out at the river. “Ringo,” she says, “must be at least seventy.”

a barge
hauling coal upstream
the moon in its wake
-Bob Lucky, China

 

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.

Do you have a chapbook published 2010 or earlier you would like featured as a Book of the Week? Contact us for details.

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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