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tending gumbo, haiku of Bill Cooper


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“A gumbo begins with a dark roux and melds multiple ethnic cuisines — Bill Cooper has done similarly here, starting with a flavorful base and adding the perfect ingredients to the pot, but with lagniappe, a little something extra. Welcome to a Mardi Gras haiku parade that tosses us colored beads and exhilarates with the liveliness of a Louisiana zydeco band.” — Alan S. Bridges

“Bill Cooper’s expert blending of nature and human nature, his fresh turn of phrase and powerful imagery in tending gumbo continue to captivate me. His stunning “in the grip of talons” nearly stopped my breath. From this poet’s pen, familiar topics take on new shapes and significance, as in his beautiful “the lamb slow to wake” and “mid-winter dusk.” He easily establishes a bond with his readers, and in this substantial collection, the last haiku comes too soon.” — Ferris Gilli

our breath almost in sync first dance

moonlit redactions of a frond dance

evening glow fingerstepping a waltz

ISBN: 978-1-947271-58-6
Pages: 100
Size: 4.25" x 6.5"
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2020

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