e pluribus haiku 2017

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Thomas Leverett was born in Cleveland in 1954 and lived in Toledo, Pittsburgh and Buffalo before graduating from high school. When he went traveling (1974), he saw four countries, Guatemala to Alaska, and it influenced him for life, to the point where he'd stand in post office lines and write haiku about his experience. After a variety of jobs, he went on to university and a 30-year ESL career in Kansas, Illinois and Texas, but has moved out to the mountains of New Mexico now, where he is becoming a high school social studies teacher. He is married, has ten children and seven grandchildren, but, having found the high mountains, is less inclined to travel than he used to be. He is fully aware that haiku is not a money-making proposition, and writes for the joy of expression; he also has written a volume of Quaker plays, and six volumes of short stories, which can be found at tlevspress.blogspot.com.

e pluribus haiku 2017

a thousand moments, one journey

Authored by thomas leverett

e pluribus haiku 2017 contains 1000 original haiku from fifty states and the District of Columbia, a dramatic and visual portrayal of both the beauty of the country, and the impression one gets when hitchhiking, jumping trains, and accepting the boundless hospitality of Americans. This is the first volume that has not recycled any earlier poems, and that focuses as much as possible on the 1974 trip that generated the idea. It is entirely in the American 5-7-5 style; although some modern haiku poets have rejected that format for a number of reasons, it has remained popular with poets who enjoy putting concise ideas into a strict format that is now consistent across 1000 poems. Having done this for many years, Thomas Leverett now has his own unique style, but one gets used to it, and it reveals a stunning vision of his native country, that he saw literally on foot in his twentieth year.

Publication Date:
1547206160 / 9781547206162
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / American / General

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