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Contributions by Christine Byl:

“2015 Haiku Year-in-Review”

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Editor’s Note: On Electricity and the Contrapuntal Poem Waves, currents, the movement of time and actions. 2015 was charged with many moments that felt big. Here, those currents surge up into poems, assert their energy, spark memory. Looking at the submissions for this year’s haiku, the conversation among the stories and issues—from natural disasters to climate change talks to the refugee crisis to Black Lives Matter and broader questions of social justice and responsibility—began to …

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“Circus: Spotlight on the Ring”

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Writer Christine Byl lives and writes in Healy, Alaska, a major-league stone’s throw from Denali National Park, where she shares a cabin with her husband, an artist, and her sled dog, a bodhisattva.

Artist Ira Joel Haber is a sculptor, painter, book dealer and teacher who sometimes writes poetry and movie reviews. His work is in the collections of New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum & The Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

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