Haiku News, the online haiku periodical based on current events, announced it would cease publication in March, 2015, after about seven years. Out Book of the Week is Haiku News Anthology, 2009-2011, a selection of the best between those years made by the journal’s editors, Lawrence Stacey and Dick Whyte. Since the poems in the original issues were related to current news stories not included here, I try as I read to imagine the events that inspired them, sometimes with limited success. But whether you recall the events or not, the poems here all stand on their own three legs.
down from the attic
my winter bones
-Bill Kenney. 2009
an empty bird feeder
outside the nursing home
-Paul David Mena. 2010
total lunar eclipse
-Garry Eaton. 2011
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