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a silence or two: haiku of Jennifer Hambrick


“As a reader, my encounter with many of Hambrick’s haiku has been similar to my experience with the Magic Eye stereograms of a few decades past. What initially appears randomly patterned suddenly shifts into something much more. It just requires a slightly different focus of the eye. What Hambrick is doing with the haiku form is truly exciting.”
— Michelle Tennison, author of Murmuration


“a silence or two is shot through with shadow and grief, longing and loss. Language invigorates this territory until words inevitably fail. We join Hambrick in the silence and know that as women we must recover our identities, reclaim our worth, and write our own creation myths. This imperative is delivered with ferocity. a silence or two is destined to become a haiku classic.”
— Cherie Hunter Day

by received wisdom
my unborn sea

into my alburnum
a fugitive song

dry season
an identity sheds
its skin

    sky yellow autochrome
                    drains life spots
             tile sheet siren shatters memory
glass silence shatters
                  lightning shatters
                                  shatter me

ISBN: 978-1-958408-42-1
Pages: 150
Size: 4.25″ x 6.5″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2024

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