Online internet courses by Call of the Page
Please email Karen or Alan at our joint email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will let you know more about these courses.
Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)
Monday, January 10, 2022
Saturday, January 01, 2022
The Haiku Reader submission guidelines:
How does it work?
Monday, December 20, 2021
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Blo͞o Outlier Journal issue #3 submission guidelines - nature, wildlife, natural history, wilderness haiku only!
Blo͞o Outlier Journal issue #3 submission window is now open!
Please send submissions of wildlife/nature/wilderness/natural history haiku to this email address only.
Please don't rush any submissions, take your time.
Submission window open from today:
Saturday 21st August to Monday October 1st 2021
Send up to five (5) haiku
Theme: wildlife, wilderness, natural history
It's also worth looking at the two issues of Muttering Thunder:
Just to warn you that they are big files, but highly worth the wait:
Make it your own experience, past or present,
in the wilderness.
Own that wilderness in your unique way.
Friday, June 18, 2021
New to Haiku: Advice for Beginners
– Alan Summers
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Poet of the Month – Alan Summers
This is a gorgeously produced book that is not only for fans of trains, stations, and travel by rail, for adventure or romance, or both, but anyone who misses the sheer atmosphere of a train racing through cities and countryside!
Here are a few of Jacquie's newer haiku about trains (lately, they are more about her local transit trains):
the night train rumbles
into my wakefulness
my thoughts become
a waft of warm air
takes me back
And one of Jacquie's own favourite haiku (by her) from the anthology:
warm prairie breeze
the porter plays harmonica
in the open door
"I like it because it takes me back to my first long-distance train trip across Canada with my brother in the early 1980s (with our VIA Rail youth passes). We were on a quiet branch line between Calgary and Edmonton that no longer exists, and it felt like we were travelling through the Old West—passing rolling prairie, roaming cattle, a bleached steer skull beside the tracks, the carriage doors left open to the warm September air as we travelled, the lonely sound of the harmonica…."
The photo by Jacqueline Pearce is from a similar part of the country, on a different train trip.
I'm fortunate to have a few of my own haiku in there, here's one:
the heat of the platform
in my blood
NHK World TV, Japan:
Europe meets Japan - Alan's Haiku Journey (September 2015)