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The Haiku Foundation Reading Series: Jerome Cushman

The Haiku Foundation sponsors, supports and creates reading opportunities for haiku poets around the world. Here Jerome Cushman offers American Sign Language versions of classical Japanese and English-language haiku, as well as telling something of his involvement with haiku over the past half-century. Recorded at The Cradle of American Haiku Festival in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, USA, on July 21, 2012. Video by Jim Kacian.

This video is part of The Haiku Foundation Video Archive.

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  1. signed haiku
    leaves fall from
    his fingers

    signed haiku
    looks like fair lady
    weaves at shuttles

    signed haiku
    a goateed man
    plays air guitar

  2. If anyone hasn’t read Jerome’s collection, Amidst, you should check it out. Some great poems, including one of my all-time favorites:

    two horses
    head to tail
    swishing flies

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