Book Title: New York City Haiku
Category: Adult Fiction, 128 pages
Publisher: Universe Publishing (imprint of Rizzoli)
Release date: March 2017
Content Rating: G
One hundred fifty
haiku on New York City
in just three lines each.
New York City Haiku collects 150 of the best haiku inspired by the Big Apple. These succinct three-line poems express not only the personal experiences of every New Yorker (or New Yorker at heart), but also the universal truths about living and loving everything that New York has to offer as well.
Written by poets of all ages and from across the country, this affordable and giftable collection creates an honest and often hilarious volume chronicling what New York is all about. A must-have for anyone who aspires to “make it there,” New York City Haiku is a thoughtful and fun testament to the city and its people.
I loved reading these haiku! They really captured the spirit of New York City, its people, places, food, culture and attitudes. I read some of them to my husband and we cracked up. Like this one:
Tourists in New York
Three abreast, strolling, chatting:
I want to shove you.
Others made us reflect, like those that featured the homeless or loneliness. The poems are creative and succinctly describe NYC and its people. I loved this one:
Rainy Monday, you
won't defeat my stilettos.
Red soles leap puddles.
An entertaining, thought-provoking and worthy collection of haiku.
James Gulliver Hancock is an internationally noted illustrator of print ads and The Bowtie Book, and author of books including All the Buildings in New York.