The blog of Alan Summers, Recipient of the Japan Times Award (2002) and owner of With Words, a UK provider of literature, education and literacy projects, often based around the Japanese genres.
For events and workshops for families, children, and schools contact us through our With Words website: With Words.
Online internet courses by Call of the Page
Are you interested in a Call of the Page course? We run courses on haiku (beginner and intermediate, and advanced). We also run workshops and courses on tanka; tanka stories/prose; haibun; shahai; and other genres.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more about these and our other courses.
Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Merry Christmas Everyone! Christmas and Winter haiku
Publication Credit: Derafsh-e Mehr Issue#4 Winter & Spring 2014
the snow gathering
bits of moon
Publication Credit: hedgerow: a journal of small poems (Issue 1, September 2014)
through the blizzard
particles of me
The Haiku Calendar 2012 (Snapshot Press); The Humours of Haiku (Iron Press 2012); The In-Between Season (With Words Haiku Pamphlet Series 2012); Cornell University, Mann Library (March 2013); Per Diem Archive: D. Wentworth April 2014, "Transcendence"
Winner, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2011 (Snapshot Press)
Publications credits: Modern Haiku vol. xxvi no. 3 (1995); Moonlighting (Intimations Pamphlet Series BHS Profile, 1996); sundog haiku journal: an australian year (sunfast press 1997 reprinted 1998); California State Library - 1997; First Australian Haiku online Anthology (1999); First Australian Anthology (Paper Wasp 2000); haiku dreaming australia the best haiku & senryu relevant in and to australia (Australia 2006); The Crow Walk haibun (HAIKU HIKE, World Walks, Crossover UK 'Renewability' project 2006)); Stepping Stones: a way into haiku (British Haiku Society 2007); Mann Library, Cornell University Daily Haiku (March 2013)