Stanford M. Forrester has (since 1999) published and edited bottle rockets, a consistently gentle journal of haiku. For this same period and longer he has been one of our most consistent voices, in that same gentle and often lightly humorous vein tinged with melancholy. This early chapbook is an excellent introduction to this work, as well as this sensibility (bottle rockets press, 2001).
You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.
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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.
the sea in one swallow— the jellyfishsummer evening . . . fanning myself with a paper moonblue popsicles— the children compare tonguesend of autumn— finding myself in a field of thistlewinter deepens— so much lint in my bellybuttontelephone wire— the starlings leave one by one