Sunday, 15 May 2016

Review of The Lammas Lands in Kokako

I'm delighted that The Lammas Lands, has received a kind and thoughtful review, by Patricia Prime, in Kokako, the New Zealand haiku journal, in which she concludes by saying:

"If we can say that haiku succeed when form and meaning perfectly coalesce, when form is not sacrificed to meaning, nor meaning squeezed into pre-set forms, then Paul's haiku are among the best being written. Here are haiku of observation, family affection, personal experiences and landscape. Yet each haiku is more than its subject, each is a work of art in which the elements of life and language have undergone a transformation. This is a wonderful book of beguiling simplicity in which imagination, poetic control and heartfelt experiences are carefully balanced."

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