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Haiku - Haibun - Poetry - Prose Born out of an academic passion for haiku, the author wrote a series of haiku, haibun, poetry, and prose to capture the intriguing and inspiring moments of his arts and humanities studies Capstone Class with Purdue University Global, and his research thesis, which demonstrated and documented how haiku has permeated our Western culture and society. Aside from enjoying the haiku, haibun, and poetry in this volume, any reader seeking to understand haiku in more depth and to learn some techniques and tools that will help them in their haiku journey, will not be disappointed. This expanded version includes notes on the inner workings and details of two of his haiku and detailed explanations about kireji, the cut or shift that sets up the match or juxtaposition, and a unique and different (unorthodox) explanation of haiku history revealing its ancient roots. Come take an intriguing, fresh, variegated haiku journey along with the author through this interesting book and step through the archway to beyond.