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Book of the Week: Wood Chips

stullcover1Denver Stull never took himself, or his haiku, too seriously, adopting a folksy persona and light-hearted subject matter that he was able to publish in virtually every haiku venue available at the time. Wood Chips (Kudzu Press, 1992) is a good sampler of his approach, finding humor in the activities of humans and pathos in the devises of nature equally easily.

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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.


snow in Atlanta . . . dad and the children ride garbage can lids
planting spring bulbs . . . the old dog finds his lost bone
wood chips from the giant cedar . . . the Jays scolding

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. This is a lovely haiku collection. My favorite is:

    first day of spring …
    dancing on the clothesline
    his and her long johns

  2. It’s rare to find a haiku collection without a few weak ones making up the numbers. But this is one of those rarities.

  3. Wonderful to see Denver Stull’s book here. Back in the day, I used to publish haiku in Parnassus and one could always expect a polite, warm note from the editor. A lot of simple beauty and truth in his work here…Thanks for this…

    -Patrick

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