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silent after: haiku of Joshua Eric Williams


The collection silent after by Joshua Eric Williams is a smörgåsbord of approaches to haiku: its title (award-winning) poem is already a modern classic in my opinion, embracing timelessness and an often poignantly constant topicality. Alongside the bonus of a couple of quirky and earthy haibun, enjoy the journey “sometimes felt like an abandoned railroad with deer tracks becoming sunset”. Then place yourself into that end-of-days poetry “sustenance as medicine that can counter whatever preceded your much needed time out from daily pressures”.  
— Alan Summers founder, Call of the Page


“Joshua Eric Williams’ writing in silent after strikes me as a literary equivalent of abstract expressionist painting. For some, that kind of painting and this kind of writing seems puzzling and opaque. But for others, there are levels of accomplishment in what might seem, at first blush, random. silent after is the best sort of abstract.”
— John Stevenson, Managing Editor, The Heron’s Nest

a robin

 evening storm
i can’t unhear
      her past

another chill
despite this heat
the fall

swallowed dawn
crow since
there, there

ISBN: 978-1-958408-43-8
Pages: 102
Size: 4.25″ x 6.5″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2024

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