Elements of a Life, haiku of Rebecca Lilly
Shortlisted for the Touchstone Distinguished Books Award 2014 by The Haiku Foundation!
Rebecca Lilly’s new volume is actually two volumes in one. Book 1, edited by Allan Burns, shows the poet reaching a concluding phase of her exploration of a more normative style of haiku, well ensconced within the American haiku tradition. Flip the book over, however, and a darker and more idiosyncratic Book 2 displays an entirely different sensibility in what may well become her signature style. As Lilly writes in her introduction, “In conceiving of and composing Book 2, what seemed paramount in my mind was the circularity of the four elements, their interdependence reflected in how each transforms into, or is nourished by, the other elements in an ever-evolving cycle, as well as the attempt to find a balance, in body and mind, among the energies represented by each.” You’ll be fascinated to share her discoveries with her through this one-of-a-kind presentation.
Size: 4.75" x 6.5"
Binding: perfect softbound