Our Book of the Week is Chincoteague, a collection of early haiku by Jim Kacian about a small barrier island off the Atlantic coast of Virginia. As an unpublished chapbook, it won the Cicada Chapbook Award for 1996. This volume contains all the poems of the winning entry, plus a series of fine watercolors by the noted English artist Janet Marsh.
my pockets full
of sand dollars
some of the sun
glinting off the sea
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 THF Digital Librarian Garry Eaton, and are used with permission.