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winterizing: haiku of Benedict Grant


“This is the winter of life but the winter of reality still calls the tune. And the other seasons of reality have their say, as well. Benedict Grant has succeeded, again, in creating a pointedly coherent collection of haiku and senryu.”
— John Stevenson


“Grant’s powerful, must-read second collection winterizing offers up some hard truths about the personal and the political: anxiety, family, aging, love, death, along with biting social commentary on the (sad) state of the world. Spot-on seasonal images, as well as often-playful contemporary diction and form, make them go down smoothly. But there’s no frivolity here. These sure-handed poems, with their warships, highway crosses, and grey hairs, stick with us. They possess a resonant clarity, and capture indelibly, gracefully — so darn well — the light and dark of our own daily lives.”
— Kristen Lindquist

still winter’s night
knowing them all
by their weight on the stairs

a trickle of sand
from a fold in the map
summer fling

play of the sun
on a bouquet of spoons
today’s special

book of days
may contain

ISBN: 978-1-958408-39-1
Pages: 136
Size: 4.25″ x 6.5″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2024

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