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Hipster Haiku by Siobhan Adcock
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Feb 12, 08

bookshelves: search-ohio, finished
Read in February, 2008

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.”

and

“Only three labels,
Merge, Sub Pop, and Matador,
deserve your money”

are pretty typical selections. If 150 pages of the same appeals to you, by all means go for it. **
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