from here, haiku by Alice Frampton
Shortlisted for the Touchstone Distinguished Books Award 2019 by The Haiku Foundation!
After a decade’s silence we are treated to Alice Frampton’s second full-length collection of haiku. Perhaps “treated” isn’t exactly correct, since there is not much here that will be felt to be joyous. Rather, it is bearing witness to a mature meeting of circumstance, an unflinching eye and keen mind, and a willingness to take things as they are that are the chief benefits to be found. But this carries its own uplift, and far better than any mere entertainment. There are many rewards to be had here, spoken plain. Are you ready?
“From the poignant dedication in from here to the final haiku, Alice Frampton presents the reader with familiar images masterfully juxtaposed. We share the challenging issues in her life via seats sitting empty, candle smoke, and a single raw onion. She makes it so easy to see ourselves through her experiences while we think, “Yes! That’s it, exactly!”
— Susan Constable
slack tide when coming meets going midnight sun a boat bucking the wind New Year’s Day at my age the distance from my foot to my mouth
Size: 4.25" x 6.5"
Binding: perfect softbound