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Volume 33.3
Autumn 2002

book notice

The Loose Thread
edited by Jim Kacian


reviewed by Lee Gurga

the loose thread, edited by Jim Kacian et al. (Winchester, Va.: Red Moon Press, 2002). 156 pages, perfectbound, 5.5" x 8.375". ISBN 1-893959-26-0. $14 + shipping from the publisher at PO Box 2461, Winchester, VA 22604-1661.

The sixth in the series of Red Moon anthologies of English-language haiku contains many fine haiku and senryu. Some of the haibun are a delight, while others show what a long way we have to go in adapting that genre to the English language. This volume also contains several essays including Robert Spiess’s "A Certain Open Secret About Haiku," reprinted from Modern Haiku 32.1. Overall a very worthwhile volume.

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