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M. Kettner:

Runaway Spoon Press
Box 3621
Port Charlotte FL, 33949


Intros. by Noemie Maxwell and Nico Vassilakis; computer illus. by Mike Miskowski. A collection of Kettner's haiku--he's written hundreds over the years--that includes some of his best. Some of these are essentially traditional haiku in form and perception, though eschewing the cornball "fireflies and sunset" content: "house to be demolished:/ on its side,/ refrigerator in the front doorway." Others break new ground: "siren distant pine tree." This is haiku not as a "literary" exercise, but as a practice in attention and expanding awareness.--John M. Bennett

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #2,
Copyright Burning Press 1993, 1995.

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