2 workshops have been scheduled and will be conduted by Stanford M. Forrester in the the month of July. $100/ a day per workshop. Both are all day workshops. More information to come soon. Feel free to e-mail Stanford M. Forrester before. Space will be limited to no more than 15 participants.
July 12, 2014Senryu workshop at the New Dawn Earth Center in Cumberland, RI/right next to MA. For Intermediate to Advanced.
July 19, 2014 Haiku workshop on the beautiful CT Shoreline, in the Stony Creek Area, just outside New Haven. Workshop will located at a stunningly beautiful private residence. Fishing, hiking, and boating all nearby.
frog, stone buddha, and moon: a collection of 3 books by karma tenzing wangchuk.This book includes tenzing's modern classics 90 frogs and stone buddhaplus his latest book moon rising. paperback/glossy cover with 3 original drawings by the poet/4"x5.75"/108 pp. Price $10.00add 3.00 shipping within the US (media mail), add 4.00 shipping to Canada or Mexico,add 6.00 shipping to Asia, Europe and beyond.
Please send check or money order to:
Stanford M. Forrester P.O. Box 189 Windsor, CT 06095
Accepting submissions for Issue #31. This issue will come out in late August.
(Issue #30 mailed out long ago.)
We publish every August & February. (Haven't been late in 15 years! Knock on wood!)
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New acquisitions as of 4-14-14 (Before you send a check, e-mail first to see we still have it in stock.)
Snow in a Silver Bowl: A Quest for the world of Yugen by Hiroaki Sato/pb/glossy colored cover/mint condition/114pp/RedMoon Press ISBN 978-1-9836848-23-2. Orginally $12.00. Our price $7.00 plus $3.00 (media mail in the US)
Chinese Literature Vol.2/Nature Poetry by H.C. Chang/X-library copy with typical Library stickers , marks, etc.../123pp/Cover wrap in good condition. Learn about the Chinese poets who influenced the classic masters of haiku. Originally $15.00. Our price is $2.00 plus $3.00 (media mail in the US.)
Cape Jasmine & Pomegranates:the free-meter haiku of Ippekiro trans. by Soichi Furuta/1974//pb in good condition/182 pp/Grossman Publishers/ This book is a must have for anyone interested in Santoka and Hosai. This is an rare, excellent book and I'm amazed how it is almost completely unkown. Great intro. A MUST have. Our price is $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping media mail
Zen Poetry:Let the Spring Breeze Enter by Lucien Stryk & Takashi Ikemoto/paperback/Grove Press/124pp/book in good condition with miniscule bend, not a crease on cover. Looks like it's never been read. Stryk is a classic haiku translator and this book contains a strong haiku section. Originally $11.00. Our price $7.00 plus $4.00 media mail in the US.
I've just acquired some copies from R. H. Blyth's famous haiku series. In stock now and not for long.
-- Volume 1 (paperback) sold out
-- Volume 2 (hardcover) In Stock (This copy costs $45.00-includes shipping within the US.) Condition: good-very good. Binding is strong. No writing or stickers in book. 4 or 5 pages have little finger smudges (permanent), Original cover chipped-so included instead is a new sturdy facsimile cover. Other than the stains and smudges, a nice copy. sold out
Hoping to get some more Byth books soon. Will update the site ifI can acquire more copies.
By Hokuseido Press. These are extremely important books for haiku--close to the Holy Grail--at least to me. A full set of these books (Volumes 1-4) run around $500 on the web. All these copies are in mint-pristine condition. They have never been opened/read. They look like you pulled them off the store shelf. (Anything cheaper is usually very water damaged or really moldy.) Each volume is selling here for $65.00 plus S&H. (Unless noted above.) E-mail me at (email@example.com) and I can send you a paypal invoice. (please note, there's an extra charge of $1.00 that paypal charges.)
"Remarkably clear photo reproductions; the layout masterfully combines haiku composed on 3 lines, 1 line and more creative free-style art forms with other short verses . . . ." óDavid McMurray, Asahi Shimbun/International Herald Tribune
"A careful selection of good poems . . . but it is bottle rockets' quest for the unexpected that beguiles." --Beverley George, Editor of Yellow Moon
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Visit this section periodically to browse our selection of new, gently used, collectible & rare haiku & haiku-related books! Now featuring books by Pamela Miller Ness, Larry Kimmel, Jerry Kilbride, Carol Purington, Mike Montreuil, William Hart, and The Association for International Renku (AIR)!
**New batch of haiku journals in from the late 80s/early 90s! Collectible!