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          Richard Wright (1908-1960)

First Line, Haiku 302: There is where I am:—
First Line, Haiku 303: A balmy spring wind
First line, Haiku 304: Lonelier than dew

These Haiku are protected by copyright and cannot be displayed without permission of the copyright holder. They can be found in:

  • Wright, Richard. Haiku: This Other World. Y. Hakutani and R.L. Tener, eds. New York: Arcade Publishing, 1998.

    Wright is perhaps best known for his novel Native Son and his autobiography Black Boy. In the last years of his life Wright wrote approximately 4,000 Haiku, and selected 817 of these for a collection titled This Other World: Projections in the Haiku Manner. It was not published until 1998.