the firefly’s signature / Eldflugans signatur, haiku by Jörgen Johansson
“It is with an extraordinarily keen eye for irony that Jörgen Johansson winds his way along the narrow path, back and forth between the realms of haiku and senryu. More often than not these poems are playful, often bursting with Johansson’s distinctively irrepressible humor. But his poems can also be heart wrenching, joyous, irreverent . . . Remarkably, one can often find several of these elements working harmoniously in a single poem. Quite a feat! And Johansson pulls it off effortlessly.”
— Christopher Herold
“Johansson is one of a rare breed who can write excellent poems in two languages, something especially difficult with his forte, humour. In this collection readers will find haiku and senryu that are lively, often startling, yet always infused with a generous spirit.”
— George Swede
Jörgen Johansson’s perfect balance of heart and wit are on display in both English and Swedish in this, his first full-length collection.
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.