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the earth pushes back, haiku by Bill Kenney


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Shortlisted for the Touchstone Distinguished Books Award 2016 by The Haiku Foundation!

Bill Kenney waited more than a decade before feeling the time was right for his first collection of haiku, and it was worth the wait. As Susan Constable notes, “Kenney takes us on a poignant journey through the seasons of nature and the poet’s life. Each word is thoughtfully chosen to produce haiku admirable in their simplicity and elegance. Multi-layered, this collection is one to be savoured again and again.” Alan Summers adds “The world within a person is looked squarely in the face, where nuance, timing, pacing, line breaks, and the sheer inner honesty of the work comes alive.”

     spring equinox
     a cloud parting
     from itself

          the earth
          pushes back

     winter stars
     we talk about
     our solitudes

ISBN: 978-1-936848-63-8
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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