John J. Dunphy has a special affinity with those genres that reside on the fringes of haiku, like scifaiku, but his first love has always been senryu. This collection (Second Reading Publications, 2008) shows him at his characteristic best.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
the mechanic’s grin slowly broadening as he peers under my hoodpure improvisation the jazz musician completes his tax returnwith bowed head I ascend the church steps — first bifocalsduring the campaign even his sign in my yard leaning to the rightNew Year’s Day my champagne glass bubbling with Alka-Seltzerall dressed up and nowhere to go my atheist friend in his coffin