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To Whom It May Concern: Haiku on Social Issues by Joe McKeon


To Whom It May Concern, Joe McKeon’s second full-length haiku collection, is a call to action in a time of great need, through the agency of haiku . . .


“To Whom it May Concern is a call to action in a time of great need. Within its pages, McKeon raises the bar of our responsibility as haiku poets to speak to injustice and suffering, moving us beyond previous confines and highlighting the growing tide of haiku as a vehicle for societal transformation. There is no turning back. Ignorance is not bliss, and I hope this challenging collection will inspire and inform the future of English-language haiku.”
— Tia Haynes, Former Editor of Prune Juice Journal

breached levy
a white stork shifts
to the other leg

glacier melt
the first stage
of grief

infinity pool
the city becomes

The global sea level has risen 8-9 inches since 1880 and the rate of increase is accelerating. In many locations along the U.S. coastline the rate of local sea level rise is greater than the global average due to erosion, oil pumping and groundwater pumping ( In urban settings along coastlines around the world, rising seas threaten infrastructure including roads, bridges, subways, oil and gas wells, power plants, sewage treatment plants, and landfills.

[Just one of more than 50 topics in this important volume.]

ISBN: 978-1-958408-24-7
Pages: 148
Size: 6″ x 9″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2023

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