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Book of the Week:Haiku News Anthology



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


sudden chill
an empty bird feeder
outside the nursing home
-Paul David Mena. 2010


total lunar eclipse
BP issues
a denial
-Garry Eaton. 2011

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 THF Digital Librarian Garry Eaton, and are used with permission


This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Wonderful journal, and I loved my audio interview. The signal wasn’t great for us, but I loved talking to Laurence, and what an amazing accent, and I just had my Brit one! 🙂
    We are pleased to present the Haiku News Interview Series. This project will feature monthly interviews with some of the most insightful poets in the haikai community. The purpose of this project is to chronicle how haikai poets are using their work to engage sociopolitical issues. Check us out at the end of each month for new and amazing interviews with incredible poets from around the world!

  2. Let it be known Laurence and Dick were among my very first editors. Their help, constructive criticism and encouragement proved invaluable. Thank you both very much!

  3. A wonderful collection of poetry! Thanks for sharing this book and kudos to Laurence Stacey and Dick Whyte.

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