Gathered in this collection are 56 haibuns, a form introduced by the Japanese poet Matsuo Basho that combines poetry with prose. Here, one finds the persona dancing, writing a haiku for the first time, praying to the Sto. Niño. In a precision of language and form, a universal experience emerges, arising from the itineraries of a life as a wife, daughter, mother—a poet.
Published in 2023.