current issue: volume 52.3 Autumn 2021


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Books Reviews in this Issue:

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Three Simple Lines: A Writer's Pilgrimage into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku, by Natalie Goldberg. (Novato, California: New World Library, 2021). 160 pages, 5.5 x 8.5. Hardback. ISBN 978-1-60868- 697-1.

Well-Versed: Exploring Modern Japanese Haiku by Ozawa Minoru, translated by Janine Beichman, with photographs by Maeda Shinzo and Akira (Tokyo: Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture / JPIC, 2021). 376 pages; 8.5 x 6. Hardcover, ISBN 978-4-86658- 179-8.

A Drift of Birdsong, by Carol Purington ([Colrain, Mass.]: Privately printed, 2021). 171 pages; 5.5 x 8.5. Glossy blue and black card cov- ers; perfectbound. No ISBN. Price: $16.00 from Nancy Purington, PO Box 2233, Palm City, FL 34991.

Farm Song, by Carol Purington (Colrain Mass.: A Winfred Press Book, 2020). 191 pages, with photographs; 8 1⁄2 × 11. Hardcover. No ISBN. Price: $28.00 from Nancy Purington, PO Box 2233, Palm City, FL 34991.

The Dry Bones, by Paul Chambers (England: The Red Ceilings Press, 2021). 54 pages; 4 x 5.75 Matte four-color card covers; perfect bound.

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"Freshness in Haiku is Never Normative"
Robert Epstein

"Objects Coloured by Subjective Feeling: Hagiwara Sakutaro and Haiku"
Stewart C. Baker

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