a refutation of exile, a haiku sequence by Tyler Pruett
A Refutation of Exile is a significant addition to the tradition of the contemporary English-language haiku sequence, and references other traditions such as Japanese gendai, as well. This slim volume was inspired by such themed sequences as The Flying Pope, Stone Buddha, and The Chinese Astronauts. The ancient form of the haiku sequence offers a great potential for the composition of longer works, but also for the expansion of the haiku genre to larger literary communities and audiences.
The haiku sequence gives the writer the power to engage in a narrative, offering the reader a similar experience to reading a story, or watching a film. Through concepts such as dramatic paradigm, cultural semiotics, and literary dialectic, A Refutation of Exile ventures to entertain both expert and casual readers of haiku in new ways.
Size: 4.25" x 6.5"
Binding: perfect softbound