Redneck Haiku : Double-Wide Edition

Redneck Haiku : Double-Wide Edition
Mary K. Witte
November 2005
4 3/4 x 6 1/2

What Happens When Bubba Demands More Japanese Verse?
Redneck Haiku-Double Wide Edition!

In response to cries from her fans for more! more! more!, Mary K. Witte has followed up her original cult poetry classic Redneck Haiku with Redneck Haiku: Double-Wide Edition. This expanded version contains not only the best verses from the first edition, but over 150 brand new redneck poems that are sure to generate the same big laughs as those from the original.

Once again, the redneck lifestyle gets the black tie treatment through the hilariously contrasting filter of the formal Japanese haiku. Each of the nearly 250 wickedly funny poems contains just three lines and seventeen syllables, yet together they address the whole spectrum of redneck culture: RVs, Wal-Mart, beer, pop tarts, pickups, monster trucks, NASCAR, boats, trailer parks, barns, hunting, shotguns, Las Vegas, the lottery, and more. You'll howl with laughter until the cows, chickens, and hound dogs come home!

Wedding night fireworks
as Flo's ex-husband threatens
to bring back the kids.

Go to the dentist?
Grandpa went once, and now look.
He has no teeth left.

Turkey fryer bought
from cable shopping channel
burns down trailer park.

Betty Lou surprised
to learn you can get pregnant
in church parking lot.

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Author Information

Mary K. Witte

The author of Redneck Haiku is a true Okie, born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and raised on a farm in Porter—Oklahoma’s peach capitol. She has a degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University, the agricultural college of Oklahoma and country singing star Garth Brooks’ alma mater. She lives with her husband, their sons, and their dog Susie in Fresno, California, where their mayor’s nickname is Bubba.


“Witte, it almost pains me to admit, lives up to her surname. In more than 100 haikus- yes, textbook haiku, three lines, 17 syllables- she wittily describes what an anthropologist might call the socioeconomic signifiers of redneckdom. . . . It’s all here- food designed to persevere rather than to nourish, homes that tend to blow away in a high wind, criminally reckless fashion decisions, eat- until-you-die buffets and the deification of race car drivers.”

“Editor’s Choice! A truly funny little book. . . . rich in visual evocation.”
The Baltimore Sun

“Witte has created a new art form!”
St. Louis Post Dispatch

Redneck Haiku by Mary K. Witte has me in stitches!”
The Repository

“The world of pickup trucks, beer and Wal-Mart has been elevated to a new cultural plane by Oklahoma native Mary K. Witte with her new book, Redneck Haiku. . . . With dry humor, a keen eye, and unabashed affection, she has found a unique way to explore all things redneck.”
Tulsa World