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buying time, haiku of Elmedin Kadric


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Winner of a Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award 2018 (Second Place) for Best Book of Haiku!

“Every writer of haiku comes across a poem that triggers the reaction ‘I wish I had written that one’. Now I have read a whole collection of such poems. Besides what haiku also is, it’s about developing your own voice and Kadric certainly has. I am a fan!”

— Johannes Bjerg

“The human condition is a contradictory thing and what better than to see through the lens of haiku? From children growing tired of snow angels to prisoners opting for free verse our journeys start from ‘a blank slate born in the hospital’. With one lick and the finger holds the wind we play at life, and its consequences of rock paper scissors war to an autumn nightfall teaching her first-born subtraction. Kadric travels many of the distance markers of lives won and lost and won back, and above all reminds us we are all buying time.”

— Alan Summers

     rock paper scissors war

inspired by
a true story

          rain song
          the busker
          sings along

ISBN: 978-1-936848-94-2
Pages: 82
Size: 4.25" x 6.5"
Binding: perfect softbound

This reprinted edition may vary slightly in format, but contains all the content of the original Red Moon Press edition.

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