Frozen Socks: New & Selected Short Poems
by Alan Pizzarelli 

Frozen Socks, by American poet, Alan Pizzarelli, is the most comprehensive collection of his work to date. The book contains selected short poems from 1969 to 2015, many of which have been widely anthologized around the world and have become modern classics of original English-language haiku and its related forms.

Paperback: 200 pages
Dimensions: 5 x 7-3/4 inches
Published 2015



from the Introduction

“Pizzarelli has filled the American haiku and senryu world with imperishable and wonder-filled images that have immeasurably enriched our literature. ...This latest collection of his holds an amazing variety and range of accomplished and exceptionally outstanding work. From his early poems about amusement parks and carnival acts to his more recent excursions into the worlds of baseball and cowboys, urban landscapes and back-alley glitter, Pizzarelli has managed to open up haiku and senryu to the whole panoply of modern American life. This book gathers it all together in one volume..."

— Cor van den Heuvel, Editor of The Haiku Anthology
and Baseball Haiku

Five Stars

“Don't miss out on this one. It's hilarious, droll, wacky and it will knock your socks off.”

 Alexis Rotella (Amazon Review)

Highly recommended! -- Al is the "trickster.

“Fabulous book of poetry! Highly recommended! -- Al is the "trickster", The Raven with the gift of the gab...!”

— Clarissa Rizal (Amazon Review)


Poetry Examples

across the tightrope goes the star of the flea circus in a pink tutu   ~ Alan Pizzarelli