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Good Advice,Questionable Haiku
on June 28, 2006
The book offers plenty of helpful information about the nature of haiku and how to write it. However, the author's examples--with very few exceptions, all her own haiku--usually do not conform to the canons of mainstream haiku. Her haiku are often very subjective in tone and abstract rather than concrete. The examples are misleading to the novice and troubling to the haiku practitioner.