Monday, August 7, 2017

"Summer Haibun" by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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August 7, 2017

Summer Haibun

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

About This Poem


"The haibun form is traditionally used for recording a location in a concentrated prose block, and ends with a 'whisper' of sorts to the reader in the form of a haiku. I was hoping to capture a season—specifically, my favorite part of late-ish summer when the lights in the night sky almost match the light found from animals and all their longing here on earth."
—Aimee Nezhukumatathil


Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of Oceanic, forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2018. She is a professor of English in the University of Mississippi's MFA program and lives in Oxford, Mississippi.


Photo credit: Martin Bentsen


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