Online internet courses by Call of the Page

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

Please email Karen or Alan at our joint email address:
We will let you know more about these courses.

Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

End of the Year: The Comfort of Crows – a haiku collaborative!

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

Hifsa Ashraf 
The idea of a collaborative book came around at least as far back as September 2018 when Hifsa revealed a series of fantastic and startling illustrations that caught the spirit and energy of crows.

Hifsa is from Pakistan. She is a multilingual poet who writes poetry in English, Urdu, and Punjabi.

More crows and corvid relatives from Hifsa!

And do check out:

Many thanks to Chrissi Villa and Shloka Shankar of Velvet Dusk Publishing!

Thrilled to have blurb from:

Anna Maris 
Chair of the literary section of the Swedish Author’s Union, and a board member of the Swedish Haiku Society.

Anna Maris writes haiku in Swedish and English. She is the chair of the literary section of the Swedish Author’s Union and a board member of the Swedish Haiku Society. She teaches haiku in schools and has a haiku circle at the temple of Yangtorp in the South of Sweden. Anna has won many awards for haiku, senryu and renku. Her bilingual single collection Lifedeathetc (2016) is published by Red Moon Press. She has two earlier haiku books, published in Swedish. Her work has been included in numerous anthologies, including A New Resonance 11. She is currently employed as a journalist and media trainer in Sweden and Ukraine.

Kris Tsujikawa 
Delighted that the "crowtojournalist" gave us a great blurb as she really knows about crows, and her feedback as blurb was crucial.

John Stevenson
A former President of the Haiku Society of America, and former editor of the HSA journal, Frogpond, one of the oldest and most widely circulated journals of English-language haiku. He is the Managing Editor of Heron’s Nest, while his own haiku have won awards in innumerable competitions. He is co-founder of the Route 9 Haiku Group, which creates the Upstate Dim Sum journal. He is one of the most highly regarded living haiku poets in the world.

Alan Summers
And of course Alan Summers and the catalyst for the illustrations, and finally a collaborative collection around crows, and helped by crows!

Alan Summers is also co-founder of Call of the Page along with his wife Karen Hoy:

And if you want to know about monoku
the one line haiku:

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas and Winter Festivities around the world from Sam the Lurcher, honorary haiku dog and haiku god!

Karen, Alan, and Sam, honorary member of Call of the Page all wish you an incredible rest of the year, and into 2020!

Call of the Page poetry courses for 2020!

We'll see you all in 2020!!!