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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ekphrastic haiku: Alan Summers wins the British Haiku Society journal's cover prize

shahai (photo + haiku) 

photo by John Parsons, haiku by Alan Summers

I was surprised but very delighted to hear that I had won the prize for creating a haiku for this excellent artwork by John Parsons, artist and highly respected haiku writer in his own right.

does fish-god know?
rain can fall
from clear blue skies

Alan Summers

Publication credit: Blithe Spirit (vol 22 no. 3 2012)
Award credit: Winner of the Blithe Spirit Cover competition for issue 22/2  (John Parsons cover artwork Autumn 2012)

“Japanese culture is particularly ekphrastic, with image and poem deeply interrelated.”  

Poet and literary translator Peter MacMillan  

Catch the book named after the winning haiku:

1 comment:

Vida said...

Congratulations, Alan!