Senryu are haiku-like poems that focus on human nature, particularly its foibles, frailities and ironies. That probably makes growing up in a Sicilian-American family just about the perfect environment for raising a senryu poet. The only thing better might be living in a “mixed” ethnic family, with a non-Sicilian parent doing battle daily with the Si-Am spouse.
With that insight, three haiku poets from Sicilian-American families . . . . . .
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