Deadline for material to be considered for issue #32 is December 1st. #32 will be published within the first 2 weeks of February 2015. (Any material received after December first will be considered for a future issue.)
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New acquisitions as of 11-7-14 (Before you send a check, e-mail first to see we still have it in stock.) Visit the Bookstore pageon this sight for further additions! We also carry lots of back issues of haiku journals!
Even Monkeys Fall out of Trees & other Japanese Proverbs Compiled & translated by David Galef/illustrations by
Jun Hasimoto/ Foreword by Edward G. Seidensticker/ Tuttle Publishing/100 pages/paperback/pristine condition-new copy with Japanese wrap-around on cover./standard mass market size. Every proverb in English, Romanji, and kanji with illustration. Our price $11.00 + $3.00 shipping media mail within the US.
Haiku People: Big and Small in Poems and Prints by Stephen Addiss with Fumiko and Akira Yamamoto/109pp/Hardcover with dust jacket/Weatherhill Press/book in new to pristine condition/color prints & paintings, b&w drawings throughout book. A beautiful mix of top notch translating and art. Each haiku/senryu in English is accompanied with the corresponding in Japanese (Kanji). (The hardcover edition is no longer in print.)Oringally $16.95. Our price is $12.00 plus $4.00 shipping.
Favorite Haiku, Volume 4by H.F. Noyes/Absolutely pristine. new. new. new. This series is an underground classic. H.F. Noyes (Tom) is considered by some to be a modern R. H. Blyth. This book covers 51 poems from multiple poets. Each poem has a short essay discussing a haiku. Book is side-stapled/5" x 6.5"/Originally priced at $10.00, now going for $100 on ebay. This book is not only insightful, but rare and rarer in this absolutely pristine condition.Our price is $25.00 + $3.00 shipping/media mail within the USA.
Favorite Haiku, Volume 3by H.F. Noyes/Absolutely pristine. new. new. new. This series is an underground classic. H.F. Noyes (Tom) is considered by some to be a modern R. H. Blyth. This book covers 51 poems from multiple poets. Each poem has a short essay discussing a haiku. Book is side-stapled/5" x 6.5"/Originally priced at $10.00, now going for $100 on ebay. This book is not only insightful, but rare and rarer in this absolutely pristine condition. Our price is $25.00 + $3.00 shipping/media mail within the USA.
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
Geisha in Rivalry:a tale of life, love, and intrigue in the Shimbashi geisha quater/ by Kafu Nagai/paperback/Tuttle Publishing/206pp/ book in good condition for age/1975 sixth printing/small pencil smudge on page and spot on outside page. Other than that in nice condition. Tight spine/Book is out of print/ THE classic Geisha book. $12.00 plus $3.00 shipping within the U.S.
Capering Moons:Haiku and Senryu Poetry/by Anatoly Kudryavitsky/Doghouse Press/Ireland/2011/book is in mint condition. $3.00 plus $3.00 shipping within the U.S.
I've just acquired some copies from R. H. Blyth's famous haiku series. In stock now and not for long.
-- Volume 1 (paperback)This copy is emmaculatly clean. Looks like it never has been opened or read. Almost can't tell that isn't new. Slight manufacturing wrinkle on spine. Hardly noticeable.
$45.00 plus $5.00 shipping in the US.
-- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!