As the title Bare Earth indicates, Paul Cordeiro’s collection of haiku and tanka, a chapbook from 2013 and our Book of the Week, tends to stay close to home, and to derive its charm from close observations that find unusual angles on the familiar:
the nature strip
a housefly wipes its feet
inside the lily
the beagle chews
a bookmark to shreds
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.