A Loose Thread, selected poems from ten years of Acorn, with commentary. Spring, 2008. 51 pp., saddle-stitched. (This volume was released in conjunction with Acorn #20; it may now be purchased separately.)
Poems chosen by Acorn founder A.C. Missias from the first 20 issues, presented with an editor’s commentary on what makes each successful and/or personally enjoyable. Worth reading for the outstanding haiku and for the insights into how an informed reader sees the elements working together; also a good introduction to the genre for those who may not have previously appreciated the depth of such simple poems. Includes ink drawings by Philadelphia artist Janice Merendino.