These skillfully crafted haiku are the product of sensitive observation of nature and of human relationships. Each poem is the distillation of a moment of sharp perception and is presented in a way that is suggestive rather than telling. On the whole, this collection reads as a meditation on what is most meaningful in life. Many of these poems will linger in your mind long after you close the pages of this book.
Hannah Mahoney works in children’s publishing and lives in Cambridge, Mass. Her tanka and haiku have appeared in online and print journals, including Ribbons, A Hundred Gourds, Notes from the Gean, Lynx, and Modern Haiku. Three of her tanka were chosen for the 2012 edition of Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka. Her work also appears in AHA: The Anthology and (under various pen names) in c22 (2013, Yet to Be Named Free Press).