One Note Moon

by Ben Gaa

High/Coo Chapbook Award 2023

ISBN 978-1-929820-28-3 • perfectbound
May 2023, 52 pages (4" X 6") • $15.00 US

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Ben Gaa is your friendly neighborhood haiku poet and host of “Haiku Talk” on YouTube.

He’s the author of two full length collections of haiku & senryu,

One Breath (Spartan Press 2020),

and the Touchstone Award winning Wishbones (Folded Word 2018),

as well as three chapbooks, the Pushcart nominated Wasp Shadows (Folded Word 2014),

Blowing on a Hot Soup Spoon (Poor Metaphor Design 2014) and

Fiddle in the Floorboards (Yavanika Press 2018).

With over 1,000 haiku and senryu published in journals and anthologies around the globe, he enjoys both giving and attending poetry readings, conducting haiku workshops, and being a part of the literary conversation.
Ben is a graduate of the Knox College Creative Writing program and works as an IT Functional Analyst for MilliporeSigma (aka Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany). He currently lives in St. Louis, MO, with his rascal of a cat, Anastasia.

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adrift in your sea
my three octopus

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pulled from the cello
a one note

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the record spinning the
room spinning
the record

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popping up
behind the book
cat ears



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Annual High/Coo Chapbooks Subscription

Brooks Books is pleased to announce the three winners of the 2023 High/Coo Chapbook Competition. We loved the range of topics and quality of the haiku evident in these collections.

The three collections and award-winning authors for 2023 (in no particular order) are:

One Note Moon
Ben Gaa

Walking Away from the Sunset
Julie Schwerin

Learning to See
Edward J. Rielly

Haiku lovers may purchase a subscription to the 2023 HIGH/COO Chapbooks at any time during 2023. A subscription is $30 per year which includes a copy of all three chapbooks.

See the 2023 CHAPBOOKS page to purchase all three winning chapbooks for discounted price of $30 plus $5 postage.


Grateful acknowledgment is made to the editors of the following journals and publications in which some of these poems appeared:


Akitsu Quarterly

Autumn Moon

Blithe Spirit




Modern Haiku

Prune Juice


The Bamboo Hut

The Heron’s Nest


Wales Haiku Journal

World Haiku Review