Offers 63 haiku and senryu by attendees of the 1997 Haiku North America conference, held July 24–27 at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. As with all other HNA anthologies, the book’s poems are arranged by each poet’s first name.
All the same green, yes,
but how many different shades there are!
Garden in the rain.
someone clears a frog
from his throat
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1997, saddle-stapled, 24 pages, 5½ x 8½ inches, ISBN 978-1-878798-18-9
“Haiku poets are universally attuned to nature, weather that nature is a glacial moraine, a piece of redwood bark, dolphins in the sun-sparkled ocean, or a humble window planter shadowed by clouds between skyscrapers. We notice the weather, the light, the temperature, the birdsongs that ebb and flow with the seasons. Our haiku are also about each other, and about ourselves. We are attuned to human nature, noticing and celebrating the subtleties of our passing emotions, imperfections, and interaction with nature. Knowing nature—and human nature—sustains us. . . . This is a rich garden, and I’m pleased to welcome you to it. Don’t miss a single shade.” —from the introduction