With Black Friday coming up, there are deals everywhere online. If you're looking for a good book of haiku, either for yourself or as a gift, here are some decent deals on haiku books at Amazon:
- Baseball Haiku ($7.98)
This collection of haiku about one of America's favorite games includes poems by Alan Pizzarelli, Masaoka Shiki, Jack Kerouac, Ed Markowski, George Swede, and editor Cor van den Heuvel. Even if you're not a fan of baseball, this book has some good haiku.
- Vampire Haiku ($4.00)
If you liked Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum, Vampire Haiku is along the same veins, just about vampires instead. There are only 12 copies left in stock, so if you want one, order it soon. $4.00 is a really low price for this book; I think it usually sells for somewhere between $8 and $10.
- The River of Heaven: The Haiku of Basho, Buson, Issa, and Shiki ($11.64)
I haven't read any of the haiku in this book, but it includes poems by the four masters, as well as commentary and stories by Robert Aitken. At 208 pages, $11.64 is a pretty good price (especially since the list price is $15.95). There are only 13 copies of this one left at Amazon.
All three of these books are eligible for Amazon's free shipping deal, where if you spend $25 or more (on most items) you get free shipping.