Timepieces: Haiku Week At-a-Glance 1994

First published in Woodnotes #19, Winter 1993, page 45. See also Timepieces 1993 and Timepieces 1995.

Timepieces: Haiku Week At-a-Glance 1994 edited by David Priebe. Cloverleaf Books, 1993, 128 pages, 5½ by 8½ inches. $13.95 postpaid in the United States from David Priebe, 1347 W. 71st Street, Los Angeles, California, 90044 [address no longer correct]. This is the second volume resulting from David Priebe’s annual Haiku Week At-a-Glance Contest. The book offers 365 haiku by 106 poets, with one poem for each day of the year in calendar format. Brief introductions are also provided by David Priebe and James W. Hackett. A recommended calendar book to have on your desk—makes a nice Christmas gift. The following sample is Jean Jorgensen’s first prize poem, as selected by James W. Hackett:

friends talk on the porch

birds call out to each other

in the waning light