Of This World, haibun by Stella Pierides
Winner of a Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award 2018 (HM) for Best Book of Haiku!
Stella Pierides has cultivated a terse, idiosyncratic style in her haibun that is instantly recognizable, and as a consequence is one of the shining lights of this burgeoning genre. Of This World certainly is, but it also takes us out of the world at large and into private spaces we feel privileged to witness. A unique and satisfying read.
“This is how it's done! Stella Pierides takes us through what it is to be human — from the roots of Western culture in Diogenes' tub to the ‘modern’ human — with all the questions and doubts, the uncertainties that come from that.” — Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Writer
prickly pears coming to terms with reality bitter olives sound of a key turning in the lock petals or thorns a scratch on the surface of infinity
Size: 6" x 9"
Binding: perfect softbound