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Book of the Week – wind flow edited by Raffael de Gruttola, Judson Evans, & Karen Klein with Sumi-e artwork and cover by Kaji Aso

An excerpt from the wind flow Introduction, written by Karen Klein: “The triadic division of the chapbook reflects this spectrum of subject matter and organizes it. Although all of us have poems that could be placed in any of the sections, the editors have placed us in the section into which most of our submissions fit. The first section, “Here and Now,” shows our awareness of urban life, its foibles, irritations, pleasures. In here, too, are the more personal statements. The second section, “Beyond Borders,” shows our travels, our attention to language, and our facility with different languages. Some of the poems in this section are written in German, Japanese (roman-ji), Italian, and Romanian. The third section, “Seasons and Creatures” contains poems which stay closer to traditional haiku sensibilities.”

wind flow was published by Aether Press in 2008.

Following are a few selected poems from the book:

more news of war
I retreat to my garden
to tend the flowers
ice dam –
words
fail me
her favorite song –
bluesman holds the note she loved
a little longer
on the dusty window
of a passing car
my name
the birds
until
her voice

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library and please share your favorite poem from the book with us.

Do you have a chapbook published in 2018 or earlier that 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 the THF Digital Librarian Kenneth Pearson and are used with permission.

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