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The New World, haiku of Keith Polette


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Shortlisted for the Touchstone Distinguished Books Award 2017 by The Haiku Foundation!

This is Keith Polette’s first collection of haiku, but you wouldn’t know it. His sharp eye and consistent voice suggest someone with a much longer history in the genre, and his unfailing naturalistic perspective is both comfortable and welcome in this time of turmoil.

“. . . reflections on the fragile natural world, the 
quiet wind, moon on sand, ideas in things. Anywhere you land in this book is somewhere new.”

— Rick Ardinger

“Do two rivers meet in the mouth of a frog? Is the end of punctuation as we know it — bees dying? Keith Polette’s exquisite haiku answer the river, its shadow, the moon and its forest, providing for readers old maps to new worlds.” 

— J. Bradley Minnick

          after many years
          some nails
          leave their wood

morning heats up . . .
cars coupling
in the train yard

     eclipse —
     my inner and outer
     darkness overlap

ISBN: 978-1-947271-04-3
Pages: 74
Size: 4.25" x 6.5"
Binding: perfect softbound

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