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Why Should I Buy This Book?

Land Shapes is a collection of haiku and haibun by Sherry Weaver Smith, with Chinese brush stroke paintings by Sylvia Van Strijthem. 

Haiku, a traditional form of short poetry based on strict rhythmic patterns and focusing on imagery and motion found in nature, originated in Japan.  Haibun combines the forms of haiku and prose.  Haiku became popular outside of Japan in the last century, and has since spread around the world. Various forms of haiku can now be found in more than 100 languages.

Smith’s delicate and insightful English-language haiku carry the reader along with their striking imagery and musical rhythm. Her long list of poetry awards and publications already distinguishes her, and marks the beginning of what will undoubtedly be an eminent career in poetry.

Van Strijthem, a Belgiun artist, is expert at expressing poetic feelings visually. She has illustrated this collection with fine images of motion that still the heart and move the mind.

The fine quality poetry and art, along with the thoughtful book design, make this volume a must for poetry lovers.

We recommend Land Shapes to all readers, including middle, high school and college educators for use in the classroom as they introduce students to these ancient poetic forms.