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Hai-(And Assorted Other)-Ku

A collection of poems by

From traditional 5-7-5, strict-syllabic, seasonal lines; to hard-edged, compact urban images; to compressed, fragmentary glimpses - the poems in HAI-(And Assorted Other)-KU lay claim to the name of "Haiku"... of one sort or another.

Of all the borrowed poetic forms in English (of which there are hundreds, if not thousands), haiku most obstinately resist a single definition. Because of the radical differences between orthography, linguistics, underlying structures, and purposes of words and sounds in Japanese and English, a straight-line transmission from former to latter is impossible. One of the most famous haiku, Matsuo Basho's juxtaposition of a pond, a frog, and a splash, has been translated in hundreds of ways, all of them reasonably true to the intent of the original, few of them sharing the exact approaches to the poem and to poetics.

Ever try:
or even... Death-Ku?

Whether traditional or unconventional, the poems in HAI-(And Assorted Other)-KU seek to enlighten, entertain, and engage.

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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Hai-(And Assorted Other)-Ku
Author(s): Michael R Collings
ISBN: 1-4775-8870-1 / 978-1-4775-8870-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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May 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: HAI-(And Assorted Other)-KU
Author(s): Michael R Collings
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