Fire in the Treetops — Contents

The following contents appear in Fire in the Treetops, edited by Michael Dylan Welch. Poems are reprinted from each Haiku North America conference anthology from 1991 up to 2015, with poems from 2015 being newly published. For each year, an organizer of that year’s conference provides a brief essay appreciating one poem from that year’s anthology. The book contains more than a thousand haiku and senryu, and is dedicated to the memory of William J. Higginson. See also the Press Here page for this book.

The Democracy of Haiku — Michael Dylan Welch

1991 Harvest

A Gleaning — Jerry Ball

1993 The Shortest Distance

Discovery — Garry Gay

1995 Northern Lights

Left Behind — Marshall Hryciuk

1997 Shades of Green

Coming and Going — Ce Rosenow

1999 Too Busy for Spring

Not So Obvious — Joseph Kirschner

2001 Paperclips

Remembering in Silence — Raffael de Gruttola

2003 Brocade of Leaves

Aromas — Tom Painting

2005 Tracing the Fern

Escaping — Christopher Herold

2007 Dandelion Wind

A Few Molecules — Dave Russo

2009 Into Our Words

Lorca, Brewster, and Wright: On the Edge of Haiku — Terry Ann Carter

2011 Standing Still

Emotional Leaps — Angela Terry

2013 Close to the Wind

First Times — Deborah P Kolodji

2015 Once Upon a Time

An Immense Sky — Tom Clausen

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