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Are you interested in a Call of the Page course? We run courses on haiku; tanka; tanka stories/prose; haibun; shahai; and other genres.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Recent haiku poetry collections by Alan Summers

Three recent ebook collections by Alan Summers, with a few examples of monoku, monostich, and duostich verses:

Forbidden Syllables:
Comfort of Crows:

FORBIDDEN Syllables, released by Bones Library, 
is a collection of monoku & monostich.

the murmur of people through failed glass

late night television spills its whisky tumbler

Forbidden Syllables (Bones Library May 2020)


foreclosure the family home hides its bricks 

pollen count a person denied a home

Glint by Alan Summers
published by:
Proletaria   politics philosophy phenomena  (February 2020)

Comfort of Crows
Alan Summers & Hifsa Ashraf:

  A wonderful collaborative collection!

a dreaming forest busy as Hitchcock

Alan Summers

Perseids weaving dreams out of the blue 

Hifsa Ashraf

The Comfort of Crows 
Hifsa Ashraf and Alan Summers 
(Velvet Dusk Publishing, December 2019)

A deep bow to the three publishers!

Velvet Dusk Publishing

Alan Summers is a double Japan Times award winning writer, filmed by NHK Television (Japan) for “Europe meets Japan - Alan's Haiku Journey”; a Pushcart Prize nominated poet for haiku and haibun, and Best Small Fictions nominated for haibun. 

He is President of the United Haiku & Tanka Society, a previous General Secretary of the British Haiku Society (1998 until 2000) and Editor Emeritus for the multi-award-winning Red Moon Anthologies (USA) for best haikai literature from 2000 until 2005.

He has seven Haiku Collections: 

(YTBN Press 2012) 
The In-Between Season  
(With Words Pamphlet Series 2012)
Sundog Haiku Journal: an Australian Year 
(Sunfast Press 1997)
British Haiku Society Intimations Pamphlet Series (1996)
Comfort of Crows (Alan Summers & Hifsa Ashraf) 
Velvet Dusk Publishing (2019)
(Proletria 2020)
Forbidden Syllables 
(Bones Library 2020)

Alan is co-founder, and full-time Lead Tutor, for haikai-based Call of the Page:

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