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First Place, 2017 Mildred Kanterman Merit Book Awards, Haiku Society of America
Judged by Terri L. French and LeRoy Gorman
Right from the first reading this title jumped out. Clear editing and presentation pace the reader through four balanced sections (or helices) combining haiku, tanka, and haibun. Swede's craft is exemplary. The writing pleases at every turn. There are introspective pieces, ones of social concern and more--all sparkling. Helices is a title to read and admire over and over.
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All of the haiku, tanka and haibun in this book have been published since 2010 in periodicals and anthologies in Canada, Great Britain, Japan, the Netherlands and the United States. This is their first appearance in one of my collections.
traffic jam . . .
for the open lane
George Swede's work has appeared in numerous literary and other professional periodicals, in magazines and newspapers, and on radio, TV and the Internet. He has published 39 collections of poems, and edited 7 anthologies, and his work has been translated into 22 languages.
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