Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday updates

New Haiku Collection by Allan Burns

Dear Haiku Friend,

Red Moon Press has just published my first collection of haiku, distant virga.

The book is available online from RMP for $12 + S&H. It features cover and interior art by Ron Moss.

All the haiku have been published previously in a wide array of journals. The book brings them together in a convenient, sequenced bundle. Here are the back cover blurbs:

“Allan Burns’ haiku transport the reader into the sacred ground of life found in landscapes where earth is holy and wildlife thrives. Wit, heart, and intelligence color each carefully wrought poem with keen and sensitive observations. The poems in distant virga belong in every nature lover’s hand, backpack, or library. This collection is a gem.”—Marian Olson

“That Allan Burns values a healthy balance between humanity and the rest of nature is abundantly evident in this, his first collection of haiku. He is finely attuned to subtle interactions, especially those found at play in wilderness settings. Moreover, Burns exhibits an excellent feel for disjunction. As a result, I readily intuit the associations he makes and enjoy the emotions evoked before my mind can intervene. The revelations presented in this fine collection are often as surprising as they are delightful.”—Christopher Herold

This link will lead you to the order page:

If you do snag a copy and have any thoughts about it, I'd of course be most interested to hear them.

All the best,

Do you have a collection of haiku/senryu that you would like to have published in a finely bound, handmade edition? Turtle Light Press is now accepting manuscripts for its third biennial haiku contest. The 2008 winner, Michael McClintock, has been writing, editing and publishing haiku for many years; our 2010 winner, Catherine J.S. Lee, is a relative newcomer who also just recently won the 2011 Robert Spiess Memorial Award sponsored by "Modern Haiku."

You can check out past winning books, Sketches From the San Joaquin by McClintock, All That Remains by Lee, or a full copy of the guidelines at The contest will be judged by Kwame Dawes and Rick Black. All manuscripts must be postmarked by December 1, 2011. Any questions, please email

We look forward to receiving and reading your entries!


Dear Haiku-Friends;

Chrysanthemum 10 is now online and ready to be viewed at:

beste Grüße/best wishes,

Dietmar Tauchner

1 comment:

snowbird said...

Dear Curtis, What a gold mine you offer today. Allan's book is sure to be stunning... dig deep for this guy is in touch with the physical world. Turtle Press puts out some of the most wonderful books in that the handcraft in them honors the poetry in a way nothing else can. And the link to Dietmar's is a door opened to some insights and wonder well worth exploring.
Great good thanks for all you bring for us to taste and test and enrich our lives. Merrill