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Book Review: Sonnets (Edward Moxon)

Sonnets, by Edward Moxon I must admit that I was impressed with the author when I finished reading this book.  I am not sure that everyone would be so impressed, though.  As a reader, I feel that this book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Les Sonnets (Louise Labé)

Les Sonnets, by Louise Labé There is something sad and seemingly inevitable about this book and its context.  The author was a southern French woman who married but had a lover and then took another lover when the first was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sonnets (R.D. Laing)

Sonnets, by R.D. Laing This book is not quite as clever or engaging or original as the author thinks it is.  Indeed, this book, although short, is still padded considerably to reach its length, as if the author wanted to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Haibun Haiku

Haibun Haiku, by Sera Andres I must admit at the outset that I did not understand very much about this work.  Then again, the work was written in Hungarian, a language that is not only alien to me, but a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Morning Haiku

Morning Haiku, by Sonia Sanchez There are at least a few quibbles that someone could have about this book.  As is frequently the case, the book is easier to appreciate if you come to this book sharing some of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bassanio, Or, The English Haiku

Bassanio, Or, The English Haiku, by H. J. Isaacson It is hard to know what to say about this book.  For one, perhaps the most notable aspect of the book is the way it is an immensely short book that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Art & Love

Art & Love:  An Illustrated Anthology Of Love Poetry, selected by Kate Farrell This book is a lot better than I thought it would be.  Admittedly, this is not exactly a new collection of poetry, having been made in 1990 … Continue reading

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Book Review:The Essential Haiku

The Essential Haiku:  Versions Of Bashð, Buson, & Issa, edited by Robert Haas It takes a significant amount of cheek to create a book like this one, on several levels simultaneously.  For one, it takes a considerable amount of pride … Continue reading

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Book Review: Haiku: An Anthology Of Japanese Poems

Haiku:  An Anthology Of Japanese Poems, by Stephen Addiss, Fumiko Yamamoto, and Akira Yamamoto When reading a book from this publisher, as I have done on several occasions, I have often pondered what the purpose of this particular book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Haiku (Poetry Basics)

Haiku (Poetry Basics), by Valerie Bodden This book does not exaggerate when it calls itself a basic poetry book.  This book is the very embodiment of basic, and can be read profitably by even an elementary school reader who has … Continue reading

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