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Abe, K., Ichino, K., and Itō, T., Editors

The Haiku Universe for the 21st Century: Japanese/English JAPANESE HAIKU 2008 edited by Abe, K., Ichino, K., and Itō, T. Tokyo: Modern Haiku Association, 2008, 216 pp., perfect softbound, 5 1/2/ x 8 1/2. ISBN 978-4-8161-0712-2, 25 USD (no checks) <6-5-4 Kairaku Building, Soto kanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 101-0021>.

Addiss, Stephen

cloud calligraphy by Stephen Addiss. Winchester VA, Red Moon Press, unpaginated, perfect softbound, 4 x 6. ISBN 978-1-893959- 92-7, 12 USD www.redmoonpress.com.

Aizu, Taro 

My Fukushima (in French, English, and Japanese) by Taro Aizu. Fueisha Press, 2014, 232 pp., hardcover, 5.5 x 8 inches. Available from the author for US$16 at aizu2013@dream.jp. Kindle edition (91 pp.) available from Amazon.com for US$6.

Baranski, Johnny & David H. Rosen

White Rose, Red Rose by Johnny Baranski and David H. Rosen (2017, Resource Publications, Eugene, OR) 42 pages, 6x9”, perfectbound. ISBN 978-1-5326-4442-9. $5 from amazon.com.

Barber, Collin

The Devil is a Child by Collin Barber. Stoke-on-Trent, England: Yet to Be Named Free Press, 2014, 125 pp., perfect softbound, 5.25 X 8.25 inches. ISBN 978-1-493748-06-8.

Barlow, J. and M. Paul

Wing Beats: British Birds in Haiku edited by J. Barlow and M. Paul. Foreword by S. Moss; illustrated by S. Gray. Liverpool: Snapshot Press, 2008, 320 pp., perfect hardbound. ISBN 978-1-903543-24-5, 40 USD postpaid. <www.wingbeats.co.uk>

Barry, Jack

After the Eclipse by Jack Barry. Ashfield, MA: Down-to-Earth Books, 2011, 72 pp., perfect softbound, 5 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄4, ISBNs 1-878115-34-0 and 978-1-878115-14-0, 14.95 USD.

Bauerly, Donna

Raymond Roseliep: Man of Art Who Loves the Rose, edited by Donna Bauerly. Winchester, VA: The Haiku Foundation, 2015, 198 pp., perfect bound. ISBN 978-0-9837141-2-5. US$15.95 plus postage ($3 for US, $15 for other countries) from thehaikufoundation.org.

Beary, Roberta

Deflection by Roberta Beary. Lexington, KY: Accents Publishing, 2015, 29 pp., perfect softbound, 5 x 7 inches. ISBN 1-936628-33-9. US$8 plus shipping from www.accents-publishing.com.

Burns, Allan

Distant Virga by Allan Burns. Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2011, unpag. perfect softbound, 4.2 x 6.5. ISBN 978-1- 936949-08-9, US $12 + postage www.redmoonpress.com.

Where the River Goes: The Nature Tradition in English-Language Haiku edited by Allan Burns. Ormskirk, Great Britain: Snapshot Press, 2013, 479 pp., hardbound, 5.25 x 7.25. ISBN 978-1-903543-36-8, US$45 from the publisher at http://www.snapshotpress.co.uk.

Colón, Carlos

Haiku Elvis: A Life in 17 Syllables (or Less) by Carlos Colón. Abilene, TX: Laughing Cactus Press, 2013, 89 pp., perfect softbound, 5.5 x 8.5. ISBN 978-1-937905-23-1. US $16 postpaid, autographed from the author, 185 Lynn Ave., Shreveport, LA 71105. 

Wall Street Park: A Concrete Renku by Carlos Colón and Raffael de Gruttola. Upton, Massachusetts: piXeLaRt Press, 2007, 16 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches. $8.00 postpaid from Carlos Colόn, 185 Lynn Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71105-3523 USA, or from Raffael de Gruttola, 4 Marshall Road, Natick, MA 01760 USA.

Cox, Aubrie

Yay Words!by Aubrie Cox. <http://yaywords.wordpress.com/>: A Blog Review.

Day, Cherie Hunter

for Want by Cherie Hunter Day (2017, Ornithopter Press, Princeton NJ). 32 pages, 4 5⁄8 ×7 1⁄8 ̋, block printed cover wrapping, saddle-stapled. ISBN 978-1-942723-04-2. $11 from ornithopter-press.com.

Deodhar, Angelee

Journeys, An Anthology of International Haibun edited by Angelee Deodhar. Hyderabad, India: Nivasini Publishers, 2014, 252 pp., perfect softbound, 6 x 8 inches. ISBN 978-8-192960-21-6. Price: Rs 300/India and others US$18 (postage paid). Contact: angeleedeodhar@gmail.com.

Dougherty, Sean

Remembering Nick Virgilio video by Sean Dougherty, director and producer. Available from the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association. Contact Mary Heron of the NVHA: mhheron@verizon.net.

Dorsty, George

The Space Between by George Dorsty. Sound Beach, NY: 2012, 48 pp., perfect softbound, 5.5 x 8.5. ISBN 978-0935252-75-0, US $10, George Dorsty, 1314 Showalter Road, Yorktown, VA 23692.

Dudley, Michael

Pilgrimage by Michael Dudley (2017, Red Moon Press, Winchester VA). 150 pages, 6×9 ̋, perfectbound. ISBN 978-1-947271. Wood Engravings by Wesley W. Bates. $20 from redmoonpress.com.

Epstein, Robert

Checkout Time is Noon: Death Awareness Haiku by Robert Epstein. Shelbyville, KY: Wasteland Press, 2012, 78 pp., perfect softbound, 6x9. ISBN 978-1-60047, US $10 (includes domestic shipping) from taylor/epstein@earthlink.net or US $12 + shipping from Amazon.com.

They Gave Us Life, Celebrating Mothers, Fathers, & Others in Haiku, ed. by Robert Epstein ( 2017, Middle Island Press, West Union, W.V.) 218 pages, 6 x 9”, perfectbound. ISBN : 978-09980732-9-3. $20 from middleislandpress.com.

A Walk Around Spring Lake by Robert Epstein. Shelbyville, KY: Wasteland Press, 2012, 65 pp., perfect softbound, 6x9. ISBN 978-1-60047-729-4, US $10 (includes domestic shipping) from taylor/epstein@earthlink.net or US $12 + shipping from Amazon.com.

Frampton, Alice

a gate left open by Alice Frampton. Winchester VA: Red Moon Press, 2009, 72 pp., perfect softbound, 4 x 6, ISBN 1-978- 893959-85-9, 12 USD <www.redmoonpress.com>.

Gallagher, D.C.

the nether world by D. C. Gallagher. Winchester VA: Red Moon Press, 2009, unpaginated, perfect softbound, 4 x 6. ISBN 978-1-893959-81-1, 12 USD <www.redmoonpress.com>.

Galmitz, Jack

Views by Jack Galmitz. With an introduction by Beth Vieira. Allahabad, India, Cyberwit.net, 2012, 230 pp., perfect softbound, 5.4 x 8.4. ISBN 978-81-8253-314-1. US $25.

Gilbert, Richard

Poetry as Consciousness: Haiku Forests, Space of Mind, and an Ethics of Freedom by Richard Gilbert, Illustrated by Sabine Miller, 2018. 294 pages 5.5 x 8”, published by Keibunsha, Co. LTD. ISBN978-4-86330-189-4. $38.00 direct from author at poetry.as.consciousness@gmail.com.

Gill, Stephen Henry

Genjuan Haibun Contest Decorated Works 2012–2014 edited by Nobuyuki Yuasa and Stephen Henry Gill. Osaka, Japan: Hailstone Haiku Circle Publications, March 2015, 122 pp., 17 illustrations, perfect softbound, 5.75 x 8.25 inches. ISBN 978-4-9900822-7-7.

Meltdown: an anthology of haiku edited by Stephen Henry Gill. Kansai, Japan: Hailstone Haiku Circle, 2013, 226 pp., perfect softbound, 5 x 7.5 inches. ISBN 978-4-9900822-5-3. US$20 airmail postage paid from the editor at <heelstone@gmail.com>.

Hakutani, Yoshinobu

East-West Literary Imagination: Cultural Exchanges from Yeats to Morrison by Yoshinobu Hakutani (2017, University of Missouri Press, Columbia MO) 293 pages, 6×9, cloth bound. ISBN 978-0-8262-2080-6. $80 from press.umsystem.edu.

Hall, Carolyn

The Doors All Unlocked by Carolyn Hall. Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2012, 102 pp., perfect softbound, 4.25 x 6.5. ISBN 978-1-936848-16-4. US$12.00.

Harris, Mark

burl by Mark Harris. Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2012, unpag. (64 pp.), perfect softbound, 4.5 x 6.5. ISBN 978-1-936948-04-1, US $12 <www.redmoonpress.com>.

High, Graham

A Silver Tapestry: The Best of 25 Years of Critical Writing From the British Haiku Society edited by Graham High. Kent, UK: The British Haiku Society, 2015. 265 pp. ISBN 978-1-906333-03- 4, £12 from www.britishhaikusociety.org.uk.

Kacian, Jim

after/image by Jim Kacian (2017, Red Moon Press, Winchester VA). 118 pages, 5×8 ̋, perfectbound. ISBN 978-1-947271-03-6. $20 from redmoonpress.com.

Kacian, Jim, Philip Rowland, and Allan Burns

Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years edited by Jim Kacian, Philip Rowland, and Allan Burns. New York, NY: Norton & Co., 2013, 368 pp., hardcover, 5 x 7.25. ISBN 978-0-393-23947-8. US$23.95.

Kenny, Adele

Not Asking What If by Adele Kenny (2016, Muse-Pie Press, Passaic NJ). 80 pages, 41⁄4 × 61⁄2, perfectbound. ISBN 978-0-918452-51-8. $16.50 from adelekenny.com.

Kudryavitsky, Anatoly

Bamboo Dreams: An Anthology of Haiku Poetry from Ireland edited by Anatoly Kudryavitsky. Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland: Doghouse Books, 2012, 91 pp., perfect softbound, 5 x 7.5. ISBN 978-0-9572073-2-5, available postage-free, inquire at <http://www.doghouse.ie>.

Capering Moons: Haiku and Senryu Poetryby Anatoly Kudryavitsky. Tralee, Ireland: Doghouse Books, 2011, 62 pp., perfect softbound, 5 x 7.5. ISBN: 978-0-9565280-2-5, £12 <doghousepaypal@eircom.net>.

Lanoue, David G.

Issa and Being Human by David G. Lanoue (2017, Haiku-Guy.com). 228 pages, 5.5×8", perfectbound. ISBN 0991284054. $9.99 from amazon.com.

Write Like Issa: A Haiku How-to by David G. Lanoue (2017, Haiku Guy, New Orleans LA) 122 pages, 5 1⁄4×8 ̋, perfectbound. ISBN 978-0-9912840-7-8. $9.99 from createspace.com/6847811.

Lilly, Rebecca

Elements of a Life by Rebecca Lilly. Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2014, 112 pp., perfect softbound, 4.25 x 6.5 inches. ISBN 978-1-936848-34-8. US$12 from www.redmoonpress.com.

Mason, Scott

The Wonder Code: Discover the Way of Haiku and See the World with New Eyes edited by Scott Mason (2017, Girasole Press, Chappaqua, NY). 370 pages, 5.25×8 ̋, Clothbound. ISBN 978-0-692-93035-9. $24.95 from thewondercode.com.

Metz, Scott

lakes & now wolves by Scott Metz. Lincoln, IL: Modern Haiku Press, 2012, 61 pp., perfect softbound, 5.5 x 8. ISBN 978-0-9741894-9-9, US$15 <www.modernhaiku.org>.

Moss, Ron C.

The Bone Carver by Ron C. Moss. Ormskirk, Great Britain: Snapshot Press, 2014, 112 pp., perfect softbound, 5 x 7.75 inches. ISBN 978-1-903543-32-0. £9.99, US$23 (includes shipping) from www.snapshotpress.co.uk.

Bushfire Moon by Ron C. Moss (2017, Walleah Press, Tasmania, Australia). 45 pages, perfectbound. ISBN 978-1877010767. $14.50 from amazon.com.

Newton, Peter

The Searchable Word by Peter Newton (2017, Mapleview Publishing, no place). 116 pages, 5×7 ̋, perfectbound. ISBN 978-1- 64007-528-3. $15 from thepeternewton@gmail.com

Olson, Marian

Desert Hours by Marian Olson. Northfield, Massachusetts: Lily Pool Press, 2007. Art by Karen Fitzsimmons. Letterpress, sewn binding, 109 pages, ISBN 978-0-934714-35-8.

Sketches of Mexico by Marian Olson. Northfield, MA: Lily Pool Press, 2012, 110 pp., perfect softbound, 5.5 x 8.5. ISBN 978-0-934714-40-2. US$20 (includes shipping & handling); order directly from author: Marian Olson, 2400 Botulph Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505.

O'Sullivan, Maeve

Initial Response: An A-Z of Haiku Moments by Maeve O'Sullivan. Uxbridge, U.K. Alba Publishing, 2011, 66 pp., perfect softbound, 5.75 x 8.25. ISBN: 978-0-9551254-3-0, 16 USD <www.albapublishing.com>.

Patchel, Christopher

Turn Turn by Christopher Patchel. Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2013, unpag., perfect softbound, 5 x 7. ISBN: 978-1- 936848-14-0. US$12 from <http://www.redmoonpress.com>.

Pazera, Juliet Seer

The Dad Project by Juliet SEer Pazera. 2015, 42 pp., perfect bound, 5.1 x 7.8 inches. ISBN 978-1515355984. US$7 from amazon.com.

Pfleuger, Paul, Jr.

A Zodiac by Paul Pfleuger, Jr. Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2013, unpag., perfect softbound, 4.25 x 6.5. ISBN 978-1-936848-18-8, US$12 from <http://www.redmoonpress.com>.

Ramesh, Kala

beyond the horizon beyond: haiku & haibun by Kala Ramesh (2017, Vishwakarma Publications, Pune, India). 178 pages, 5.5 x 8”, perfectbound. ISBN 978-93-86455-01-7. $11 plus postage from https://goo.gl/eejbHE.

Riechhold, Jane and Werner

Symbiotic Poetry by Jane and Werner Reichhold. Gualala, CA: AHA Books, 2014, 282 pp., perfect softbound, 7.5 x 9.25 inches. ISBN 978-1494422776. US$14 from online booksellers.

Robinson, Chad Lee

Rope Marks by Chad Lee Robinson. Ormskirk, Great Britain: Snapshot Press, 2012, 28 pp., free. Rope Marks, one of the 2012 Award Winners of the Snapshot Press eBook Contest, may be downloaded for the reader’s personal use only, at <www.snapshotpress.co.uk/ebooks.htm>.

Rosen, David H.

Clouds and More Clouds by David H. Rosen. Northfield, MA: Lily Pool Press, 2013, unpaginated (68 pp.), perfect softbound, 5.25 x 5.5. ISBN 978-1-628908-0-77. US$24.95.

Roseliep, Raymond

The Collected Haiku Of Raymond Roseliep edited by Randy and Shirley Brooks (2018, Brooks Books, Taylorville, IL) 223 Pages, 6.25 by 9.25, Clothbound ISBN 978-1-929820-15-3, $40.00 or order directly from the Brooks Books website for $33.00 shipping included, brooksbookshaiku.com.

Rosenow, Ce

Pacific by Ce Rosenow. Hillsboro, OR: Mountain Gate Press, 2105 N.W. Glencoe Road, 97124-2040, 2009, 57 pp., perfect softbound, 5.5 x 7. ISBN 978-0-9643357-2-1, 14 USD.

Rosenstock, Gabriel

Where Light Begins: Haiku by Gabriel Rosenstock. Dublin: Original Writing, Ltd., 2012, 116 pp., softbound. ISBN 978-1-908817-47-1. Ebook available at Amazon (US$7.95) and Barnes & Noble (US$8.49). 

Ross, Bruce

Spring Clouds: Haiku by Bruce Ross. Bangor, Maine: Tancho Press, 2012, unpag., perfect softbound 5.5 x 8.5. ISBN 978-0- 9837141-1-8, US$14.95.

A Vast Sky: An Anthology of Contemporary World Haiku edited by Bruce Ross, Bangor, ME: Tancho Press, 2015, 198 pp., perfect bound. ISBN 978-0-9837141-2-5. US$15.95 with postage ($3 for US, $15 for other countries) from Bruce Ross.

Rowland, Philip

Before Music by Philip Rowland. Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2012, 54 pp., perfect softbound, 4.25 x 6.5. ISBN 978- 1-936848-19-5. US$12 from <http://www.redmoonpress.com>.

Something Other Than Other by Philip Rowland (2016, Isobar Press, Tokyo and London) 94 pages, 5 1⁄2 × 8 1⁄2 ̋, perfectbound. ISBN 978-4-907359-14-0. $15 from amazon.com.

Rozmus, Lidia and Carmen Sterba

The Moss at Tokeiji edited by Lidia Rozmus and Carmen Sterba. Santa Fe, NM: Deep North Press, 2010, 48 pp., perfectbound, 8.25 x 5.25. ISBN 978-1-929116-16-4. $15 to Lidia Rozmus, 1 Echo Court, #11, Vernon Hills, IL 60061.

Saito, Masaya

Snow Bones by Masaya Saito (2016, Isobar Press, Tokyo and London). 71 pages, 5 1⁄2 × 8 1⁄2 ̋, perfectbound. ISBN 978-4-907359-15-7. $15 from amazon.com.

Schwerin, Dan

⊕rs by Dan Schwerin. Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2015, (unpag.) 80 pp., perfect softbound, 4.5 x 6.5 inches. ISBN 978-1-936848-35-5. US$12 from www.redmoonpress.com.

Sedler, S. J.

SUCHNESS 2 by S. J. Sedler. Edited and translated by Sasa Vazić, illustrations by Dragan Peric. Batajnica, Pilotska 13: SVEN Nis, 2010, 266 pages, perfect softbound, 7x 5 1⁄4. ISBN 978-86-7746-216-1

Stevenson, John

d(ark)by John Stevenson. Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2014, unpag., perfect softbound, 5 x 7 inches. ISBN 978-1- 936848-27-0, US$12 from <www.redmoonpress.com>.

Trumbull, Charles

A Five-Balloon Morning by Charles Trumbull. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Red Mountain Press, 2013, unpag., 5.5 x 5.5, perfect softbound. ISBN 978-0-9855031-3-0. US$16.95 + tax and shipping from the publisher at <http://www.redmountainpress.us>.

van den Heuvel, Cor

A Boy’s Seasons by Cor van den Heuvel. Portsmouth, N.H.: Single Island Press, 2010, 205 pp., perfect softbound, 6 .5 x 7.5. ISBN: 978-0-97-40895-8-4, 24.95 USD.

At the Top of the Ferris Wheel: Selected Haiku of Cor van den Heuvel by Cor van den Heuvel (2017, Red Moon Press, Winchester, VA). 304 pages, 5×8 ̋, perfectbound. ISBN 978-0-9826951-5-9. $30 from the Haiku Foundation.

West, Harriot

Into the Light by Harriot West. Mountains and Rivers Press, 2014, 45 pp., perfect softbound, 5.5 x 8.5 inches. ISBN 0-978-0-9896021-2-9. US$15 plus shipping from mountainsandriverspress.org.

Westlake, Wayne

Westlake: Poems by Wayne Kaumuali Westlake (1947-1984) by Wayne Westlake. Edited by M-L. M. Siy and R. Hamasaki. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai`i Press, 2009, 275 pages, perfect softbound, 8.3 x 5.6. ISBN 978-0-8248-3067, $17.95 plus postage. Available from University of Hawai`i Press, 2840 Kolowalu Street, Honolulu, Hawai`i 96822-1888.

Yarrow, Ruth

Lit from Within by Ruth Yarrow (2016, Red Moon Press, Winchester VA). 150 pages, 6x9", perfectbound. ISBN 978-1-936848-68-3. Watercolor artwork by Ruth Yarrow. $15 from www.redmoonpress.com. All profits to to Southside Community Center, Ithaca, NY.

Yovu, Peter

Imago by Peter Yovu (2016, Ornithopter Press, Princeton NJ). 32 pages, 45⁄8 × 71⁄8, block printed cover wrappings, saddle stitched. ISBN 978-1-942723-02-8. $11 from ornithopterpress.com.

Yuasa, Nobuyuki

Genjuan Haibun Contest Decorated Works 2012–2014 edited by Nobuyuki Yuasa and Stephen Henry Gill. Osaka, Japan: Hailstone Haiku Circle Publications, March 2015, 122 pp., 17 illustrations, perfect softbound, 5.75 x 8.25 inches. ISBN 978-4-9900822-7-7.

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