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oars up, haiku of Joe Mckeon


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Shortlisted for the Touchstone Distinguished Books Award 2019 by The Haiku Foundation!

oars up is a slow drift back in time to the poet’s growing-up years on the south side of Chicago. A wordsmith, a craftsman, an artist! Joe McKeon captures these childhood memories with sensitivity and emotion.”

— Julie Warther

“With oars up we have a worthy successor to Peggy Lyles’ To Hear the Rain in its testimony to a life as well observed as lived.”

— Scott Mason

oars up is Joe McKeon’s first full-length collection of English-language haiku.

          county fair
          second place ribbon
          in an empty stall

     as if
     it knew
     praying mantis

ISBN: 978-1-947271-35-7
Pages: 64
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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