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Montage #15: Juneteenth


Montage #15, presented by Allan Burns, is now up here on The Haiku Foundation website. This week’s theme is “Juneteenth” (Freedom Day or Emancipation Day), commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth, and is recognized as a state holiday in (only) 31 of the United States (so far). This installment of Montage features the haiku of Richard Wright, Geoffrey Wilson and Raquel D. Bailey.

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  1. Thank you, David. Good recommendation–Knight was one of the poets I considered for this gallery.

  2. I really enjoyed this montage. Readers might also want to check out Etheridge Knight, another African-American poet who wrote interesting haiku. His poetry (including haiku) is collected in The Essential Etheridge Knight. Great poet.

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