wish list . . .

another year . . .
my wish list no longer
than a haiku

As someone who was seriously bitten by the haiku bug three years ago, I find it fairly easy to provide anyone who’d like to give me a gift with a “wish list.” If you’re new to haiku–or know someone who’s interested in the form–here are some last-minute ideas for holiday giving that are sure to please and inform:

  • A membership to The Haiku Society of America, which includes three issues of the society’s signature journal Frogpond and periodic updates on haiku news throughout the year. Or, if you’re not quite ready to take the membership plunge, why not consider ordering the society’s most recent anthology, This World, for a world-class sampling of members’ haiku?
  • One of Red Moon Press’ pithy anthologies, like A New Resonance 8: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku, which features the work of 17 rising haiku stars.
  • Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years, a compendium put together by haiku gurus Jim Kacian, Allan Burns, and Phillip Rowland, with an introduction by Billy Collins.
  • Snapshot Press’ Haiku Calendar–a prize-winning collection of haiku linked to seasonal art.
  • Any number of recently published individual collections, including Charles Trumbull’s pocket-sized A Five-Balloon Morning–a haiku memoir chronicling his life-long journey as a New Mexican and poet.

Finally, as a special gift to her readers, poet Adelaide Shaw is offering a free Amazon download today and tomorrow of her haiku collection An Unknown Road. (I’ve already downloaded mine and can’t wait to fire up my Kindle!)

Happy Holidays!


About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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