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The Life and Zen Haiku Poetry of Santoka Taneda

One can hardly imagine a more accessible or authentic introduction to a remarkable seeker whose life and art were indistinguishable, nor a more essential addition to any collection of world literature.

Worldly Things

This work is highly recommended for all collections.


Figurative language, especially alliteration, repetition, and metaphor, races through these pages like the balls in a pinball machine, gathering energy and grace. For a wide range of readers.

Field Study

Black womanhood, the unyielding past, bonds forged and broken--all are powerfully explored in ways that allow the reader to feel present in each poem, walking with the narrator and bearing witness to moments of racism and violence. Highly recommended.

Demos: An American Multitude

There are impressive moments liberally littered throughout this work, which brims with important rhetoric, but finally it feels a bit too scattered.

Angel & Hannah: A Novel in Verse

Though Hannah and Angel’s story is not pure tragedy, their love’s inability to transcend the accumulated weight of history, poverty, and family will wrench readers’ hearts. A moving novel in verse, filled with energy and raw emotion.

Vertigo & Ghost: Poems

Both a punishing and delicate collection, and one that will likely resonate with poetry novices and aficionados alike.

Second Story: Poems

This book is not exactly a swan song, but in many places it feels that way. What keeps it from being heavy are Duhamel’s word play, breezy free association, and chatty poetic style. For all libraries.

Welcome to Sonnetville, New Jersey

An understated, subtle dissertation on contemporary middle-class life in verse, and a fine introduction to a rising poet.
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