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NEW RELEASE: “Haiku News Anthology 2009-2011” (Lawrence & Gibson, 2012)

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

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“Since its inception in 2009, Dick Whyte and Laurence Stacey’s Haiku News – the newspaper written in the Japanese poetic form of haiku – has continued to promote the idea that “the personal is the political is the poetical”, allowing writers to share their personal reflections on noteworthy news items, presenting the current political climate in a new, often very personal light. And it is certainly no arena for cheap attempts at word-game haiku. This is a very serious literary journal that documents our times in the short form poetry of writers across the globe. Indeed, the poems that have graced the pages of this unique newspaper since 2009 have, with and without the stories that inspired them, presented some staggeringly exquisite and moving moments of micropoetry.” (Liam Wilkinson)

We are proud to announce the publication of the very first Haiku News Anthology on the independent NZ press Lawrence & Gibson, later this month. It contains 258 haiku, tanka, kyoka and senryu by 48 different authors from all over the globe, originally published on the Haiku News website between 2009 and 2011, edited by myself and Laurence Stacey, with an introduction by Liam Wilkinson. Pre-order your copy today for a very reasonable price (postage included).

We are launching the book (what is it, a ship?) on the 15th of November at Unity Books in Wellington at 6pm, along with two other new Lawrence & Gibson titles – Richard Meros’ Easy Whistle Solo and William Dewey’s The Homeland of Pure Joy. We are truly proud to be in such fine company. See you there!

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