Thomas Raher has written a very insightful book of Haikus, entitled, HAIKUS in the Time of Coronavirus
About The Book: For Thomas Raher, 2020 started with a bang. The beginning of a new decade. Then the Coronavirus turned the world inside out. Using the standard haiku format, he noted everything as he sheltered and stared out the window. Raher utilized this strict structure to express his thoughts simply. Sheltering in place was a means to be creative. He captures the many aspects brought on by the virus. His chronology and metaphors illuminate the big picture affecting us all. Although the time frame was a mere three months, he manages to grasp the seismic shifts in society. This work can be read as staccato prose, or the poetry he intended. Also by the author: Letters from a Working Stiff (Lulu Press) Smiling Eyes: Memories of Youth (Lulu Press and Amazon)
About The Author: Thomas Raher is retired. He was most severely influenced by the “Beats.” San Francisco, his home, has a significant role in the who and why of Himself. Although he completed a career as a public servant (transit operator), and helped raised three sons, his mind has always been “on the road.”
He has two other publications: Letters from a Working Stiff (2013) - A composite of writings to family and friends reflecting on the challenges of raising a family, driving a bus, and maintaining an individual sense of identity.
Smiling Eyes - Memories of Youth (2019) - Short stories of youth written to his dying mother.
How to connect with Thomas Raher
Facebook: Thomas Raher (@tomraher1)