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Oklahoma Heat. Haiku by Marc Thompson. Red Moon Press: 2006. 16 pages. ISBN: 1-893959-53-8: saddle stapled softbound, 5 in. x 4 in. $5.00.  Red Moon Press has a standard shipping charge of $4.00 whether one or one hundred books are purchased. Red Moon Press, P.O. Box 2461, Winchester, Virginia 22604-1661, (540) 722-2156. For other shipping arrangements see the web site:

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Marc Thompson is a well-traveled poet whose addresses have included the Great North and Mid-Atlantic. This volume, however, concerns itself with the regions of his youth, the sandy, oil-filled Plains of Oklahoma, and his recent return there. It is a brief and poignant reminiscence on the old trope of going home again, performed afresh in haibun and haiku, graffiti and native song. What we drop by the wayside is as important as what we keep, and the poet, without belaboring the point, is able to communicate clearly which is which: the surprise of what he learns along the way is well worth knowing.




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