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The Wanderer Brush, haiga of Ion Codrescu


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Watching Ion Codrescu’s haiga paintings the eye is able to feel the harmony between the construction of the text and the flight of the brush strokes of painting, which make the charm and the beauty of these compositions. It is not easy to achieve a link between two forms of expression that are so different: writing and painting, although they seem to have in common the sinuous line on the blank sheet. But one of the lines is forced to form letters and the other line is free to invade the white of the paper with the aim to evoke a feeling, an emotion coming from the poem’s words.


blank spaces
at the festive table —
December snow
     — Julie Emerson

                    after yoga
                    my hips open
                    to red geraniums
                          — Vicki McCullough

          fishing nets
          in the drizzle of the moon
          the scent of morning
               — Maxianne Berger

ISBN: 978-1-947271-62-3
Pages: 184
Size: 7.5″ x 10″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2020

Shortlisted for a 2020 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award by The Haiku Foundation!

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