ostrich stride, haiku of Kurt Westley
Kurt Westley’s previous book (sleeping bear, Red Moon Press 2015) proved a provocation to some but an inspiration to others. His haiku, combining as they did sharp but surreal imagery with a clamorous voice, were the fruit of more than four decades of involvement with the genre. This, his second book, will show that Westley has not mellowed, but is even keener than before. Not for everyone, but for poets looking for a new way to imagine haiku, here is something not to be missed.
the heat! dragonfly zips in & out of a 24.7's empty icebox . . . hours after missed shot six-point settles down in thick brush rain intensifies rust-blistered coal cars rumbling right through hamlet’s darker secret . . .
Size: 6.5" x 4.25"
Binding: perfect softbound