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

The Haiga Galleries: Ion Codrescu

The Haiku Foundation published a post by Jim Kacian, which introduces The Haiga Galleries: Ion Codrescu.

Haiga of Ion Codrescu is a gallery which features haiga created for the book, Something out of Nothing, Original Haiku of North American Poets, Interpreted by Ion Codrescu (Red Moon Press, 2014, Winchester VA, USA).

I am grateful for the haiga by Ion Codrescu for this poem, which appears in the book and the gallery at The Haiku Foundation.

after the stores
ornamental grasses
in snow

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes

This week I received NEST FEATHERS Selected Haiku from the First 15 Years of The Heron’s Nest.  Christopher Herold was the founding editor and John Stevenson is the current managing editor.  The book art is by Ron C. Moss.

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I also discovered The Haiku Foundation Gift Shop and ordered a postcard by Ion Codrescu.

Readers may also wish to see haiga by Ion Codrescu in this guest post here on Haiku Prayers – Poetry and Other Art:

Something out of Nothing, Original Haiku of North American Poets, interpreted by Ion Codrescu (2014, Red Moon Press).  With permission, the post includes three of Ion’s paintings.

Many Good Books To Read

I’ve ordered some books recently and hope to spend some good summer hours reading them.  One of the books is big data: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2014, edited by Jim Kacian & the Red Moon Editorial Staff at Red Moon Press.

Newer readers may also be interested in a post on this site: Guest Post with Jim Kacian.

I began blogging in December 2009 with my first site, Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin.  My creative process seems to be to blog in an informal way, and then review every so often, with perhaps a more objective point of view.  I also read widely, and will be interested to see the poems that are selected for different anthologies.

Something out of Nothing, Original Haiku of North American Poets, interpreted by Ion Codrescu

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Something out of Nothing, Original Haiku of North American Poets, interpreted by Ion Codrescu, was recently published by Red Moon Press (2014, Winchester VA, USA).  This beautiful book includes seventy-five haiga by Ion Codrescu.  Please read the description at Red Moon Press for more details.

There is one haiga per page.  Here are three pages from the book, printed here with permission from Ion Codrescu and Jim Kacian, who is the owner of Red Moon Press. All Rights Reserved.

AfterTheStoresHaiga

TimeInTheDarkHaiga2

SomeOldPineNeedlesHaiga