morningstar, haiku by Tom Smith
“Tom Smith’s insightful haiku surprise, not just by yoking the unlikely, but instead by presenting the unusual as entirely believable, so that the reader wonders how he or she never saw things quite that way before.”
— Prof. Edward J. Rielly, Saint Joseph’s College
Tom Smith’s second full-length collection of haiku has been in gestation for seventeen years, and what is remarkable is the constancy of his vision: natural, humane, playful. This is haiku from the mainstream at its best.