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January 25, 2022

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Not only is Jianqing my editor at Valley Voices, but we also share the same publisher,
Madville Publishing, about which I am delighted. So, too, delighted about both his poem
and Angela Ball's incisive analysis. I have read A Way of Looking and recommend it highly.
His book has introduced me to the haibun, which I wasn't at all familiar with. Thank you,
Jianqing!

The play with 'flight' is pleasant to contemplate. It would be nice to be able to fly again, soon.

Having just moved to the Mississippi Delta, I must say that waking to the sudden cacophony of the snow geese takes a moment to get used to before a pattern of sounds becomes clear. Zheng captures the environment--land, creatures, people, and tangled history--so well here with understatement.

Like another commentator, I knew haiku but not the haibun form, which Zheng excels at here and in his collection A Way of Looking.

Wonderful haibun. Congratulations!

It is a pleasure to read the work by such a talented poet as Dr. Zheng and such an insightful analysis by Angela Ball. Especially it is lovely to read about the places which I have seen and I can picture them in my mind very clearly. Thank you!

Thank you for your comment, George Drew!

Yes, Olga Ponomareva, Jianqing Zheng is great at describing the delta, that he knows so well.

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