New York City Haiku

New York City Haiku

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789331205
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 376,686
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. Founded in 1851, the newspaper has won 95 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.

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.

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New York City Haiku 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
LauraFabiani More than 1 year ago
When I was in high school, I learned how to write Haiku poetry and it quickly became one of my favorite forms of poetry. So when I saw New York City Haiku, I knew I wanted to read it. In 2014, The New York Times invited its readers to write about NYC in 3 lines. What happened? The readers responded to the challenge by sending in 2800 submissions in ten days! 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. The black and white illustrations are perfect for this book. They fit the tone of the book and whimsically capture NYC. Most of the poems are written by New Yorkers, but there are are some from readers in other states and even other countries. If you love New York City and poetry, then you will love this neat little book. The fact that it contains poetry from people of all ages and backgrounds who share readership of The New York Times makes this a unique collection about a unique city. An entertaining, thought-provoking and worthy collection of haiku. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book. I willingly chose to read it and to post an honest review of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A charming little book of clever haikus capturing NYC!