Bill Pauly was one of the first poets to explore the use of concrete poetry effects in English-language haiku, and never better than in this, his remarkable and prescient first chapbook (HIGH/COO PRESS, 1977).
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
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