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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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Book of the Week: Alachua

Ken Leibman founded South by Southeast (then a newsletter) and was perhaps the most democratic editor Frogpond has ever seen. He was also a noted poet with a strong regional bent, as evidenced in this handsome chapbook from 1990 (druidoaks).…

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Book of the Week: Illuminations

These poems by William Eiden can be said to border on the ecstatic—exact limnings of particular moments that are essential to the poet’s mind-space. This volume (self-published, 2004) also raises the question of the transmissibility of such moments, and of…

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