Montage: The Book – Created and Edited by Allan Burns

This weekend I am rereading MontageThe Book (2010, 2012, The Haiku Foundation), Created and Edited by Allan Burns.

The Artwork is by Ron Moss, and the Foreword is by Peggy Willis Lyles.  The Book Design is by Red Moon Press (Winchester, VA).

This is a beautiful and unique book about haiku, with many poems and poets.

The Haiku Reading Plan for Grades 3 – 4 is an example of a lesson that features poems from Montage.  The poems are typed in the plan for teachers to use easily, and the plan links to the Montage galleries online.

Jim Kacian is the Editor for The Haiku Foundation Education Resources.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Haiku By Jim Kacian – From Haiku In English: The First Hundred Years

the river
the river makes
of the moon

camping alone one star then many

pain fading the days back to wilderness

swallowflight . . .
looking out the window
long after

whittling
till there’s nothing left
of the light

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These are some of the haiku by Jim Kacian that are published in Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years; edited by Jim Kacian, Philip Rowland, Allan Burns, with an Introduction by Billy Collins.  This anthology was published in 2013 by W.W. Norton & Company.

Jim’s poems are reprinted here with his kind permission.  All Rights Reserved.

Jim Kacian is the founder and director of The Haiku Foundation.

http://thehaikufoundation.org

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Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years – Edited by Jim Kacian, Philip Rowland, Allan Burns – Introduction by Billy Collins

Haiku in English is a 2013 book that was published recently by W. W. Norton & Company.  I am reading slowly and learning a lot.  Some poems are old friends and some are new.  Norton has a nice overview.  This link will take you to the book’s page at their site.

http://books.wwnorton.com/books/Haiku-in-English

As many of you know, Jim Kacian is the founder and director of The Haiku Foundation, which is non-profit.

http://thehaikufoundation.org

Haiku by Jim Kacian from Montage: The Book

windy day i think in music

Bach fugue–
the ordered flight
of wild geese

(from Gallery Five: In Concert)

pain fading the days back to wilderness

camping alone one star then many

(from Gallery ThirtyOne: Birthdays II)

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Poems posted with Jim Kacian’s kind permission.  All Rights Reserved.

MONTAGE: The Book, Edited by Allan Burns (Winchester VA: The Haiku Foundation, 2010). Book Design by Red Moon Press (Winchester, VA).

You can also read MONTAGE, which includes haiku poets from many different places and times, online at The Haiku Foundation.  http://www.thehaikufoundation.org