First published in Woodnotes #23, Winter 1994, page 54.

Woodshavings by the Spring Street Haiku Group. 1994, 24 pages, paperback, 4¼ by 5½ inches. $2.50 postpaid from Dee Evetts, 102 Forsyth Street #18, New York, New York 10002 [address no longer correct]. Many remarkable poems shine in this understated yet delightful gathering of 33 poems by ten poets from New York’s Spring Street Haiku Group organized by Dee Evetts. Dee has also been responsible for the recent display of haiku on old theater marquees as part of the 42nd Street art project in New York City—the poems of which have even appeared in the New Yorker and the New York Times! The group’s good energy is refreshing, and readily seen in this recommended book-and it’s a bargain too! Do write for a copy quickly. Two samples, from Cor van den Heuvel and then Dee Evetts:

November rain

a faded seed packet

in the garden


my woodshavings roll

along the verandah