A thematic issue, a beastiary, from ants to vultures, & the human animal too. Each poem has its own specie, is it's own page/object, rubber-stamped onto a separate card, various colors & sizes, collected in an envelope. Beautiful as a thing-in-itself. Each voice stands on its own, distinct & deserving of the individualized attention, unified by the pared-to-the-bone Essence that marks traditional haiku. Tho linguistically more playful than most haiku, in general not as radically experimental as some past issues of this mag. Can't resist quoting the late bpNichol's contribution, a version of Basho, "The Queerness of It All":
frQg pQnd plQp
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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #2,
Copyright Burning Press 1993, 1995.
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