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first notes: haiku of Dan Curtis


“For an inaugural book of haiku, first notes is a stellar start. Throughout, Curtis delivers acute observations into everyday occurrences that for most of us would be of little consequence. All of this, he achieves through unassuming language that is cleverly crafted. This is pure and enviable poetry from a poet with much to say.”
— LeRoy Gorman


first notes is an astounding collection that delicately captures the ebb and flow of a life. While readers can find solace in the familiarity of seasonal shifts, it is the compassion with which Dan sees his subjects that comforts with its intimacy. Regardless of season, Dan’s poems instill a warmth, assuring us that our brokenness is shared, and ultimately, revealing the promise of renewal.”
— Antoinette Cheung

morning forecast —
cloudy with occasional

fireflies . . .
our little terms
of affection

seaside cafe
my view obscured
by their chatter

crow talk
the day shift
heads home

ISBN: 978-1-958408-47-6
Pages: 116
Size: 4.25″ x 6.5″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2024

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