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after/image, haiku of Jim Kacian


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Winner of a Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award 2019 (HM) for Best Book of Haiku!

Jim Kacian’s first full-length collection in nearly a decade explores the boundaries of haiku, not only in terms of content, but in typography, form, and sequencing as well. The result is a search not only for the resonant image, but the residue of image, afterimage.

“This is the new world of haiku in English, a demonstration by a master of form, style and technique, who now further incorporates the visual medium to express poetic and philosophical ideas that touch upon consciousness and being. This work represents a new direction for contemporary poetry.

— Professor Richard Gilbert

“Kacian uses the technique of palimpsest — writing over a ghost text — to amplify the transitory nature of experience. The layering of what was and what is coalesces the stream of disparate moments into a continuum. after/image is a seminal collection.”

— Cherie Hunter Day

          Ellis Island the silence of forgotten consonants


          new year’s eve the last dram weaves into dreams

ISBN: 978-1-947271-03-6
Pages: 118
Size: 5" x 8"
Binding: perfect softbound

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