balcony, haiku by Dimitar Anakiev
This latest collection by erstwhile poet and contemporary filmmaker Dimitar Anakiev may come as a bit of a surprise to those who have read him with care in the past: this is a series of one-line poems, contrasting with his more recent collection from RMP, At the Tombstone, which was an hommage to the most formal of renderings of these short poems. Lyrical, evocative, sometimes unfathomable, these poems attempt the impossible—striving for the unreachable—and implausibly succeed, in these English versions as well as the original Serbian which is also offered. For those who are interested in knowing where haiku is going at its cutting edge, this is a good place to look.
Size: 4.25" x 5.25"
Binding: saddlestapled softbound
"Stillness and poise at one stroke—each haiku locating a fresh moment of perception.” Richard Gilbert, from the Introduction