Archive for Carol Purington

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Hurricane threat
the name of the first-grade friend
who cut off my bangs

- Carol Purington

Author Bio

Carol Purington writes haiku to reflect on and honor the seasonal and emotional patterns of her rural New England landscape. “I am challenged by this spare, suggestive form to locate fresh sensory responses to age-old images, to hear and echo new words whispered by an ancient maple tree.” She has been published in many haiku and tanka journals; more information and poetry can be found on this family website:

Purington’s books include Family Farm (haiku), The Trees Bleed Sweetness (tanka) and Faces I Might Wear (tanka). A new volume, A Drift of Birdsong: Haiku, is in manuscript form.

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