current issue: volume 48.1 Winter-Spring 2017


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Lit from Within: Haiku and Paintings, by Ruth Yarrow (Winchester, Va.: Red Moon Press, 2016). 150 pages; 4.25" x 6.5". Semigloss blue and green card covers; perfectbound. ISBN 978-1-936848-68-3. Price: $15.00 from

Highway of Sleeping Towns, by Deborah P. Kolodji (Pasadena, Calif.: Shabda Press, 2016). 114 pages; 6" x 9". Glossy four-color card covers; perfectbound. ISBN 978-9915772-3-1. Price: $16.00 from online booksellers

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"Copying to Create: The Role of Imitation and Emulation in Developing Haiku Craft"
Michele Root-Bernstein

"Haiku and Defamiliarization"
Mike Spikes

"The Canon's Undercurrents: A Survey of Haiku Aesthetics in American Nature Writing"
Amy Whitcomb

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