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New Haiku from Steve Shapiro

of little consequenceSteve Shapiro says his life’s work has been to maintain a comfortable level of scruffy idleness. Fortunately (as effort might have frustrated the realisation of the goal) this has been achieved spontaneously and, in spite of a few regrets, with a clear conscience.

His new book of poems, of little consequence, has just been published by the Unpublished Manuscript Press, which is related to Carapace and Snailpress in vague, tangential ways.

As a result of endorphin addiction bicycles have been important to Steve for many years and his monthly column in a cycling magazine reflects on the pleasures that accompany athletic inadequacy.

He neither blogs nor blings.

Steve and his wife, Kay, live in Hout Bay where they laugh a lot and sometimes sigh.

His first collection of haiku, In a borrowed tent (Snailpress) won the 1996 Ingrid Jonker Prize for English language poetry.

To purchase a copy of of little consequence, contact Carapace through our About page, or BOOK SA through the Contact page.

Here are two selections from of little consequence:

From the “Spring” section:

The spring breeze
- I lost a piece of paper
with a poem on it

From the “Winter” section:

Collecting mushrooms
my knife blade reflecting mist
swirling through the pines

Book Details

  • of little consequence
    by Steve Shapiro
    EAN: 9781874923749