Books read: haiku and the like

52. Landmarks: A Haibun Collection by Ray Rasmussen (Haibun Bookshelf Publications, 2015) is a tight collection, not surprising I suppose given he has been writing haibun for decades and editing magazines of them. The stories are grounded, alert, amiable and articulate, the haiku striking. Definitely recommend.

53. Stumbling toward happiness: haibun and hybrid poems by Kat Lehmann (29 Trees Press, 2019) is a delight and I’ve made a mess of it with about a third of it highlighted as if I were an undergrad studying for an exam. Her haibun are cosmic meditations on healing, love and gratitude, chronic pain, beauty and self-creation. After so many killer lines, it explains why I iz dead.