A Year Away from Home
Introduction: I decided to title this book “A Year Away From Home” because the majority of my haiku are based off of experiences I have had in my freshman year of college. My approach when writing these haiku was just using what was going on in my life at the moment, or pulling on memories that were pulling at my thoughts. I hope that my haiku are found to be relatable and applicable to many peoples lives, and I hope that I can make at least one person remember a certain event or person that somehow affected them and lead them to appreciate it.
After reading this collection of poems I have found three main themes: love, family, and food. These haikus are what I believe to be a good description of Emily’s life; from her embarrassing times, to her more sentimental times. She uses her life experiences to her advantage and puts them into different situations, whether it is funny or self-reflective. Bryn Agnew