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  • Writer's pictureNathan Nicolau

So Quiet This Wind 2nd edition out now!

The response to my haiku collection, So Quiet This Wind, has been polarizing. I expected as such considering how my aim was to break what most people think is the only convention of haiku: 5-7-5 syllables.

In response to these criticisms and praises, I am proud to release the 2nd edition of the book. You can buy the new edition over at the book's official Amazon page.

This edition has a brand new preface which addresses some of the criticisms towards the book. There is also an expanded introduction that explains the technical aspects of haiku, the form's convention beyond the 5-7-5 rule, and a brief note on the difference between a syllabic language like Japanese and a alphabetic language like English.

Another change in this edition is a reformat of the haikus to make the book slimmer and easier to read.

My hope with So Quiet This Wind is to continuously update it with new haikus and new ways to show what new things we can do with the form. I took this mentality from the great poet Walt Whitman, who continuously released new editions to his only book Leaves of Grass. I hope everyone enjoys this first update, and here's to many more!

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