The Plenitude of Emptiness
hortensia anderson : collected haibun
with an introduction by Jim Kacian
"If haibun didn't exist, it's possible that Hortensia Anderson would have had to invent it" - Jim Kacian
"[Hortensia's] haibun are executed in brief, delicate brushstrokes that skilfully weave the ethereal and wistful through the harsh realities of life" - Maria Steyn
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Robert Moyer sent this:
Here is a link to a book called HAIKU I reviewed in the Winston Salem Journal. Not many mainstream mysteries deal with poetry let alone haiku. The conceit here is centered around what we might call a "death" haiku, which takes on more meaning in a mystery novel. Vachss is a master of searing detail that has been known to make many a reader cringe.
The Mainichi Daily News Haiku in English Annual Selection 2009
Judge's Comments: 'Haiku in season'
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