[Read] ➼ The Haiku Year ➹ Tom Gilroy – Dcrjservices.co.uk

[Read] ➼ The Haiku Year ➹ Tom Gilroy – Dcrjservices.co.uk chapter 1 The Haiku Year, meaning The Haiku Year, genre The Haiku Year, book cover The Haiku Year, flies The Haiku Year, The Haiku Year 71ece3af6139a The Haiku Year Exists Because Seven Friends Made A Pact To Write Haikus Every Day For A Year As A Way To Keep In Touch With Each Other The Finished Product Is A Document Of A Year S Worth Of Moments Filled With Joy, Sorrow And Unexpected Beauty The Book Y Creates The Sense That Present Moments Do Not Just Disappear And Provides A Visceral Understanding Of How These Moments Fit Into The Context Of The Rest Of Our Lives.The Short Verses In Haiku Year Stab And Elate They Hint At Both The Transcendence And Mediocrity Of Everyday Life The Power Of Michael Stipe S Southern, Twilight Drenched Lyrics From Early REM Albums Is Present In The Volume Douglas A Martin S Sparse Yet Descriptive Prose Gleams Throughout The Thoughtful Storytelling Of Grant Lee Phillips Is Pared Down To The Simplest Words To Describe An Instance.The Haiku Year Is About The Appreciation Of Small Moments Of Beauty, Ultimately Adding Up To The Appreciation And Respect Not Only For Our Individual Lives But For All The Lives That Intersect With Ours The Haiku Year Effortlessly Urges Readers To Enjoy Details And To Let Spare Moments Pierce Through The Numbness Of Everyday Routine.


10 thoughts on “The Haiku Year

  1. says:

    The poetry novel entitled The Haiku Year, written by several authors, is a combination of haiku poems written by a group of 7 friends who decided to write one haiku a day for one year Thus, becomes the idea of the novel itself I have never actually read a poetry book before this one and I ve always seemed to turn away from them because I figured they would be boring, too complex to understand, or hard to relate to I m very glad I picked up this book since it changed my view on poetry novels in general I enjoyed seeing how the people writing the poems the friends changed over time and as each season or holiday passed You can see their true philosophies and their deepest passions but, you can also see little things they plucked out of their day and wrote a poem about, like perhaps a boy on the street they saw In most cases, I could understand what the writer was trying to convey and could picture the deeper meaning behind it and see the thought that was put into that three line haiku Although throughout the year that the friends decided to do this, they were traveling and usually not together, you can tell that they were still thinking about one another I loved the concept behind this novel and I admired the friends reasoning for actually doing this in the first place From now on, I won t judge poetry books before I get a chance to read them myself I highly recommend this read for any poetry lovers or non poetry lovers who are looking for a compelling, detailed, delightful, and quick read


  2. says:

    one of those it is what it is book projects it s friends who sent haikus to one another, and who admit in this book that none of them were ever meant to be published or read by anyone else because of this, some of the poems are little than shallow musings or bad jokes but some of them are actually really quite stunning, with unexpected layers of meaning the you reflect on them further, there s something about the similar images and themes used across poems that together paint a larger picture, and allow me to imagine what the intertwined lives of these friends must have been like at that point in time overall, a pretty good collection


  3. says:

    I ve probably read this book a dozen times and it never fails to inspire me.


  4. says:

    One of my favorite books


  5. says:

    This collection was a breathe of fresh air.


  6. says:

    I found this book a few years ago and loved it instantly It has become one of my favourites.The paragraph on the back of the book explains how these poems came together In 1996, seven friends agreed to write one haiku a day and mail them to each other At the end of the year, they realized that their collection of simple, critical observations had given them a new way to look at the details of their lives Told in a seasonal cycle the haiku in this book are really inspiring, and I have many favourites among them There is a quote from someone called Todd Colby on the back also In this era of computer screens, it s nice to be reminded just how underrated reality is Sometimes we miss the most sublime moments on our way to where we d rather be These haiku remind us to look, listen, and feel what s right at the end of our noses The other thing that is interesting about this book is who the collection of friends areTom Gilroy actor, director and playwright from New YorkAnna Grace a writer and performer from New YorkJim McKay film and videomakerDouglas A Martin writer and poetGrant Lee Philips songwriter and recording artist for the group Grant Lee BuffaloRick Roth human rights activist, businessmanMichael Stipe singer songwriter with REM, photographer and film producer.A wonderful find and an excellent collection of contemporary haiku.Highly recommended


  7. says:

    Infuriating, really infuriating Western Haiku writers have yet to work out how the form works in English and that provokes both creativity and clunkiness this book has both in equal measure.The form in English is developing all the time but I don t think that the less rule bound Western poetic mind will allow for the structures that give Eastern haiku their beauty to be imposed here This will always result in collections that are at turns beautiful, crazy, poignant, useless, heartfelt and experimental.Some of the poems in this book are insightful haiku and some are just painful three line poems all of them, though, are worth a read At least once.


  8. says:

    In the story, The Haiku Year seven friends decide to write one haiku a day for a year At the end of this year the seven create this book and look at the stories each one portrayed Just by writing what may seem like insignificant little things makes their individual stories so different They re all living different lives making the whole book from their writings unique and diverse There is no lack of verity what so ever giving The Haiku Year a stand out in many people s minds.


  9. says:

    I stumbled across this book while perusing shelves with a great friend of mine We decided that one of us had to get it and I am glad I added it to my collection I really love the story behind the haikus Each one has it s own voice and I appreciate the variety between them The one I bought already had the make your own haiku pages filled up with pages of haikus It was lovely to have an edition that someone else had loved so much I highly recommend.


  10. says:

    Beautiful presentation which complimented the contents I m really glad I held out for a hardback copy A lot of good haiku within, much very atmospheric and American, but still enjoyable for someone outside the country Fun to try to guess who wrote which haiku I was wrong most of the time Great to get little glimpses of people and their year Both enjoyable and inspiring.