Includes information about Rosemary's late husband, author / journalist / film editor Andrew Wade, and his environmental fairy story, JORELL.

11.4.18

Lovely to be featured ...

... with two other poets celebrating Nature, by Sherry at Poets United.




And equally lovely to be described (with the others) in some of the comments as, "Three of our most treasured poets"; "three of my favorite poets"; "three poets we know and love so well" – in addition to terms like "gifted", "talented", "beautiful".


We write for its own sake ... and it's very nice to be read and appreciated too, particularly by poets whose own work excites me.

12.2.18

Haiku Anthology














Oh, how exciting! I just got in the post the anthology "Jumble Box" edited by Michael Dylan Welch, drawn from last year's NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month – which is actually international). That happens every February but there aren't always books resulting. I tend to wander away to other things between Februarys, so I was a bit late to realise it had been issued, but very glad to have it now. It looks and feels beautiful, with lovely artwork by fellow-Taswegian Ron Moss, and of course lots of excellent haiku. I'm especially chuffed that the three of mine included are all one-liners: a form I much admire and seldom even attempt myself.

Back in January 2007, just over 10 years ago, I decided to try and teach myself to write haiku. I discovered that I had a lot to learn!  It's wonderful to have come from those first clueless attempts to having work selected by a respected editor for an international collection such as this.

"Jumble Box" is available from Amazon, only in paperback – and this is one of the rare cases when I am delighted to have it in that form rather than ebook, because it is very easy to read, and the font and layout make it altogether a visual work of art. (Also, I must admit it's easier to show off a physical book to other people when I want to do some skiting.)

https://www.amazon.com/Jumble-Box-Senryu-Nati…/…/ref=sr_1_1…
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