The New World, haiku of Keith Polette
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
Size: 4.25" x 6.5"
Binding: perfect softbound