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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