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island: haiku of Kristen Lindquist


“Fewer than a dozen individual-poet haiku collections comprise what I’ve come to call my “desert island” books: works that I know would sustain and nurture me if, somehow, I had to forgo all others. Kristen Lindquist’s keenly observed and deeply evocative (plus presciently titled) first collection is now the latest addition to that select group.”
— Scott Mason


“When Lindquist writes of “the loud clear song/of the fox sparrow,” she might well be referring to herself scribbling a loud, clear love song to the islands of Maine. This collection is rich with imagery elevated to poetry through close observation, thoughtful juxtaposition, artful presentation, and touches of humor. No poet writing today has a keener eye.”
— Carolyn Hall

winter blowdowns
the dense tangle
of wren song

an arrowhead
almost a rock again
winter storm watch

a long marriage . . .
storm-heaped seaweed
hides the path

Monhegan cliffs
between here and Europe
one fishing boat

ISBN: 978-1-958408-28=5
Pages: 104
Size: 4.25″ x 6.5″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2023

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