Books In Haiku, Features

Save Time and Shelf Space: Here Are 5 Books In Haiku


Carrie Brownstein, Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl


It was not a growl–

close your pre-judgmental eyes–

half-formed chords have teeth!


Charles Bukowski, Women


You flower-child nurse–

you’re right; have another drink.

I admire your flanks.


Patti Smith, M Train 

m train

Consume black coffee,

Wipe the tables down with tea.

Don’t forget the toast.


Jay McInerney, Story of My Life


I’ll buy them, she says.

I go, I thought you were broke.

“He has Swiss bankbooks.”


Neil Strauss, The Game

the game

Online locker room.

Average frustrated chump.

Rehearsed invention.


March 8, 2016

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Gauraa Shekhar Gauraa is a freelance writer who divides her time between New York, Jakarta and Mumbai. She founded The Sympathizer because she was sick of having editors reprimand her for ending sentences with prepositions and charging songs guilty of being "as contagious as cholera in a sewer pipe." She is currently working on her first book.

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