Update – Simple Pleasures: Haiku from the Place Just Right

the pond in winter windswept snow, crystalline sky frigid air, silence Just for the Fun of It After several years of reading haiku and reading about haiku, I was inspired to write my first haiku this past August. One haiku led to another, then another, as my husband drove me around the northern New England … Continue reading Update – Simple Pleasures: Haiku from the Place Just Right

#bookreview: Village Teacher

My Review Village Teacher is a historical novel by Neihtn (Nguyen Trong Hien) set in Vietnam during French occupation at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th. The novel opens with the protagonist, a teacher/scholar named Tam, leaving the building where he has just taken a national examination that will determine … Continue reading #bookreview: Village Teacher

#Bookreview: November Weather Spell

Review of November Weather Spell I bought Robert Fillman’s debut poetry chapbook, November Weather Spell, on the strength of his poem “The Blue Hour,” which I first read in the literary magazine Ninth Letter. The blue hour of the poem’s title refers to the extra hour of dusk gained when the clocks are set back … Continue reading #Bookreview: November Weather Spell