The first book to tackle office life with poetry, "Office Haiku" consists of witty haiku divided into chapters including "Monday Morning Suck," "Paper Cuts" Office Equiptment, and Other Maladies, "Existential Malaise," "Departmental Meetings," and "Anywhere but Here." Informed by a lifetime of work, James Rogauskas's haiku speak for themselves (and everyone else): Sitting at my desk; Proudly as any serf; On his scrap of dirt; "This has to go out"?; And I was waiting for desk; Fairies to type it.; I sit wondering,; Can someone die of boredom?; Only time will tell; If I could read minds,; I would certainly have a; Better job than this.
James Rogauskas has worked since he was fourteen in jobs ranging from demolition to sewer cleaning to medical publishing. Although the author has no traditional credentials, his poems suggest that other prisoners of the cube farm too can break free. Visit his Web site at officehaiku.com.