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Caucasus carcass

caucasus carcass is an A5 multi-author poetry booklet, published in 2008, featuring numerous contributors' takes on the art form known within Atlantean Publishing as reissian haiku: that is, haiku written — like the title — without using any letters featuring ascenders (b, d, f, h, k, l, t) or descenders (g, j, p, q, y).

A description of this particular haikuform was given by Steve Sneyd in Awen 37. He explained that it had come in turn from the poet Ed Reiss, hence the adjective, and laid down a challenge to the readership to produce their own attempts. The explanation was accompanied by an example "Reissian" (or rather, keeping to the theme, "reissian") haiku, which eventually lent its title to this collection.

There are 40 poems collected here altogether, including two that follow the reissian principle into longer verses than the traditional three-line form.

Cover art: caucasus carcass, by DJ Tyrer.

Available to order.

All cover images are CC-BY-NC-ND


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