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Glide Path: haiku of Peter Newton


In these poems, the soft-spoken Peter Newton offers us discoveries of an uncommon life alone in nature or among others. Every poem reveals a moment of synchrony or an irony from beyond. Every page is an open door.


“Peter Newton’s new collection of haiku and senryu opens with the words “in the right light,” and it is this poet’s art to bring the right light — the light of his empathetic perception — to bear on an extensive range of moments, inner and outer, intimate and grand.  We share the view from “the window seat / where I grew up;” we are granted “a front row seat / to the mountain trees;” and we join the haiku poet “sitting on a rock / feeling how it feels.”  We inhabit a moment of “not speaking / the language / of waterfalls,” and we are left wondering if there is any language this poet does not speak.”

— Bill Kenney

not speaking
the language
of waterfalls

first firefly
than I think

small town loneliness
I follow the route
he walked each day

winter’s tale
the white pine’s

ISBN: 978-1-958408-00-1
Pages: 132
Size: 5″ x 7″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2022


Winner of a Merit Book Award for Best Book of Haiku 2022 (Second Prize)!

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