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Hipster Haiku

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  90 ratings  ·  20 reviews
O, hipster nation:
The dive bars, the vintage duds?
Great material.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 24th 2006 by Broadway (first published January 1st 2006)
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The reason I think its amazing is that I was fully engrossed in it while reading it at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston waiting for the rain to die down. Two years later, I still chuckle at the thought of one of the haikus. Its a completely silly book but any haiku with David Cross in it is A-OK in my universe. Whatever your thoughts may be on hipsterdom, it's still an enjoyable read. I always say I should have bought the damn book. Such a short read that you can read it at the bookstore.
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Jan 30, 2010 Jillian rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Rebecca Hernandez
Shelves: poetry, humor, favorites
Whip-smart and occasionally bitchy. It was everything I hoped for, and more.
Robert Beveridge
Siobhan Adcock, Hipster Haiku (Broadway, 2006)

I keep hoping that one of these novelty-haiku books will actually get haiku right. I keep being disappointed. That said, some of them have been funny while still being senryu. This is not one of them. Poking fun at emo kids while your collection has an overarching sense of existential angst makes me think that, perhaps, an important point was missed somewhere.

“He is midtown, but
Loves to call stuff 'sick' and 'tight'.
Bless his little heart.”


“Only t
It counts on GoodReads?
I'm always a book behind,
Have to do something.
Very funny
I read this book in Berkley in a bookstore down the street from La Note (fabulous breakfast place). My friend liked it and so I let ze buy it as they only had the one copy and it isn't one that I would reread on a regular basis. Though it may be a good bathroom book ;)
It's exactly what you expect. Some cute, some clever, some worthy of a scoff and an eyeroll. It's nice to tote around, and it's a fun game to play with friends when killing time at a bar. My only tip: don't spend more than $5 on it.
oh my i do love a haiku, and this book is chock full of silly and funny ones. i tend to leave this on the coffee table for people to pick up and page through. a great gift from my dear friend Scottie.
Good haiku tells the whole story. Surprisingly, there were some truly wonderful haiku in this book. I wasn't expecting that from a book I read while looking for a laugh.
Sure, it's a novelty, but it has to be taken with a grain of salt. These poems poke fun at the culture of self-important hipsters, and the results are pretty hilarious.
My roommate Lauren has this book, and it's actually really hilarious. For example:
If you see a bald man
In a Lower East Side Bar
It is David Cross.
clever and a little snide. I love it! "i know, that's life, but it sucks to hear songs you love selling minivans"
Haikus about Conor Oberst and American Apparel. Oh my. Sexy, in a sad, non-dancing kind of way.
Absolutely hysterical, and so true. Hipsters may be worse than Marina douchebags.
Dec 06, 2007 Shannon rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: hipsters, duh
Shelves: own, lulz, poetry
This is hilarious. Something to read while you're bored on a bus, or something.
saw this on a table at the Baltimore Barnes and Noble. good work, team Cornell.
Makes me laugh every time I flip through it in Seth's bathroom...
Sep 14, 2007 Meg rated it 4 of 5 stars
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