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Book of the Week: Winter Sunlight

David Burleigh has made a consistently strong argument for a longer (Irish) line and more nearly formal (Japanese) approach to English-language haiku through his own mellifluous poetry. These, handsomely self-published in 1992, are more evidence to that end. You can…

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Book of the Week: Snow Man

David Lloyd’s charming book (No Press, 1999) is dedicated to Raymond Roseliep but in fact was intended for his children and grandchildren. It’s a combination of haibun and haiku, all on the theme of the title. You can read the…

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Book of the Week: You Come Too . . .

Gloria Maxson was widely published in the journals of rhe 1970s, and this volume (Triton Press, 1976) captures the style of the poems of the time: nature-infused, three lined (and often stair-stepped), aiming-at-17-syllabled, punctuated and capitalized “moments.” You can read…

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Book of the Week: Straw Hat

Tateo Fukutomi published this book (Kaiteishinsha, 2000) in Japanese and English, a commonplace now but relatively rare at the time. The interplay of naturalism and whimsy is to become a regular feature in contemporary Japanese haiku in translation. You can…

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