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The Haiku Life: What We Learned as Editors of Frogpond

by Michele Root-Bernsetin & Francine Banwarth

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The Haiku Life: What We Learned as Editors of Frogpond
Lincoln, IL: Modern Haiku Press, 2017
ISBN: 0-9741894-3-X

out of print


From the back cover:

In this slim but compelling book, two sensitive, perceptive editors develop a strikingly original haiku aesthetic that’s both artistically and psychologically astute. Root-Bernsetin and Banwarth acknowledge that there is something elusive and magical about the effect good haiku have on our minds—but also quietly insist that we can use those minds to understand how the magic happens.

~Melissa Allen, Co-editor, Bones Journal

From two of our best poets and thinkers, The Haiku Life provides a fascinating, practical and, yes, lively ‘must read’ for anyone who wants to write better haiku. The authors’ editorial experiences and insights contained in these pages are a generous and welcome gift to the haiku community.

~Scott Mason, Associate Editor, The Heron’s Nest

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