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wet sand, raven tracks: new haiku

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In this, his fifth book, poet, author, actor and musician Ray McNiece explores the ancient art of haiku, breathing new life into the form with a contemporary take on everything from May raindrops to Jack Kerouac's bones. Prefaced by an introductory essay by the author.
Paperback, 78 pages
Published February 28th 2004 by deep cleveland press (first published February 2004)
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Robert Beveridge
Ray McNiece, Wet Sand, Raven Tracks: New Haiku (Deep Cleveland Press, 2004)

It's always amusing to read the work of someone who gets a definition of “haiku” from a dictionary and then goes on to write it without doing extensive reading first. Most English-language haiku practitioners who have been doing it for any length of time, and almost all English-language instructional books on the subject, will echo Henderon's The Haiku Handbook: 5-7-5 is a strict form in Japanese. In English, it should be
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