John Brandi and Steve Sanfield have collaborated on many projects, and it might seem as though their voices meld into a continuity. Which is the working premise of this volume ((Backlog/Tooth of Time Books, 2011) where poems are not identified by author, but presented in an ensemble voice, a voice that is knowing of the local and responsive to the cosmic.
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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.
year’s end looking in both directions for an answerwild musk in the darkest placesa dusting of snow covers last night’s tracks —who’s next?sitting with a dying friend the seasons change againa new nurse— her finger too shortin the hands of the medicine man plastic arrows