Cherie Hunter Day
A stunning collection that presents an expansive view of the haiku form. With subject matter ranging from natural images of redwoods and patterns of sand on the beach to bank balances, privacy settings, and unused data, these poems challenge the reader to ponder complex images and make intuitive rather than logical connections between them.
More than a third of the collection is comprised of one-line haiku, each one arresting in its own right but also integrated into the whole in a way that creates both rhythm and added meaning. Grappling with large concepts such as grief, desire, and the destruction of the environment, these haiku defy what one might expect from poems of such small size.
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Winner of the Backbone Press Haiku Book Contest