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Book of the Week: sunlit jar

Carmen Sterba was honored by having her work published in the distinguished Radish series of books by Wim Lofvers. This tiny volume, from 2002, features haiku from 4 season and especially flowers, birds and people. You can read the entire…

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Book of the Week: Bug Haiku

James W. Hackett was a serious practitioner and theoretician of the English-language haiku, but he believed it was best received with a child-like mind. Here is an actual children’s book on a favorite topic from 1968 (Japan Publications). You can…

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Book of the Week: River

Phyllis Walsh was an early advocate of viewing haiku in the context of other forms of short poetry, and this charming chapbook from 1993 (Hummingbird Press) is one of the few published haiku sequences in English. You can read the…

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Book of the Week: into breath

Victor Ortiz’s elegant first book (Red Moon Press, 2002) amalgamates his beautiful black-and-white nature photographs with his ethereal haiku in a meditation on evanescence and relationship. You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library. Do you have…

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