A Book of Riddlu

By John Reibetanz

A Book of Riddlu
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These "riddlu" are a lighthearted but heartfelt attempt to combine two poetic forms that demand extreme concision and that value the suggestive power of metaphor: the riddle and the haiku. ... Both have different strengths - the quick thinking of the riddle (a lifesaver for ... Read more


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These "riddlu" are a lighthearted but heartfelt attempt to combine two poetic forms that demand extreme concision and that value the suggestive power of metaphor: the riddle and the haiku. ... Both have different strengths - the quick thinking of the riddle (a lifesaver for Bilbo Baggins), the serious looking of the haiku. My "riddlu" tries to lighten the haiku's seriousness while lending some of its intuitive weight to the riddle, producing little triads of lines that glance across metaphorical waters like skipped stones.

John Reibetanz

John Reibetanz lives in Toronto with his wife and near their three grown children. Author of seven previous collections of poetry, he teaches English and Creative Writing at Victoria College where he received the first Victoria University Teaching Award.

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