Books, Publications & Web Site News

New Books as of December 2004

"toy submarine" by Stanford M. Forrester

"toy submarine" is the 5th installment in the new "pinch book" series edited by vincent tripi
Letterpress, 4-panel pullout, handbound, outside wrapping. 4.5x4 inches. Includes seven haiku/senryu
& one haibun. Limited edition. Signed if requested. $4.00 ppd (US), $4.50 (Canada & Mexico), & $5.00
(Asia, Europe, and elsewhere). Please make check payable to “Stanford M. Forrester” and send to:
P.O. Box 290691, Wethersfield, CT 06129-0691.

playing army . . .
     the little boys fight
           over who's dead

New Books as of November 2004

The Healing Spirit of Haiku will be published in October 2004 by North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA. Telephone: Toll free: (800) 337-2665 or (510) 559-8277 E-mail
ISBN 1-55643-530-4 U.S. Price: $14.95 Page Count: 175pp

New Books as of September 2004

This November Michael Fessler's new chapbook "the sweet potato sutra" will be published by bottle rockets press. This 35 page collection of 44 haiku, senryu, and small poems, not to mention four haibun, will surely dazzle the haiku palatte. A great read for autumn or any season! Side-stapled in a 4"x5 3/4" format. $5.00 plus S&H. (Add $1.00 for the USA, $2.00 for Canada & Mexico, or $3.00 for everywhere else.) Send cash or check (made payable to "Stanford M. Forrester"). Mail to P.O. Box 290691, Wethersfield, CT 06129-0691

New Books as of August 2004

Lily Pool Press Announces Tracings. Tracings includes haibun by Jerry Kilbride and drawings by Chukiat Jaroensuk with an introduction by Rich Youmans and letterpress printed at Swamp Press. Forty pages, 6 x 9 inch format, Cochin type on Hammer stock & Skytone cover. $16 Postpaid.

Making Way by George Dorsty. A first book of 9 haiku by George Dorsty, and the second in a series of "Pinch Books" edited by vince tripi. Letterpress, 4-panel pullout, handbound, outside wrapping, 4X5 inches. $4.00 ppd to the author beginning the end of October: George Dorsty, P.O. Box 33, Jamesport, New York 11947.

New Books as of April 2004

tribe press has published the first of a "Pinch Book" series provided by vincent tripi. bee dance by Sabine Miller is letterpress & handbound-linen paper with outside wrap. The size is 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" and contains seven haiku. The price is $4.00/copy post paid to:

Sabine Miller
Box 170
Lagunitas, CA  94938


tribe press
vincent tripi
42 Franklin St.
Greenfield, MA  01301

bottle rockets press is happy to announce the publication of piano practice by Tom Painting. This chapbook contains a wide selection of 35 haiku and senryu by the Rochester poet. The chapbook is side stapled and has a 4" x 5 3/4" format. The price is $5.00/copy plus S&H. (Add $1.00 S&H in the USA, $2.00 for Canada & Mexico, $3.00 elsewhere.) Make checks payable to "Stanford M. Forrester". Mail to: P.O. Box 290691, Wethersfield, CT 06129-0691

New Books as of December 2003

Stanford M. Forrester is happy to announce the publication of his second chapbook entitled buddha’s fingerprint. It includes 20 haiku, senryu, and short poems plus a preface by vincent tripi.

buddha’s fingerprint
in the sand . . .
Zen garden

only one flower
is needed to answer
your question my

meditation hall . . .
an ant carries away

a lot

This limited edition, 4”x5 ¾“ in size, has a hand-sewn binding and was printed on a Heidelberg Windmill letterpress at Swamp Press in Northfield, MA. The text and cover is Sundance Natural White. Price is $10 in the US, $11 in Canada/Mexico, & $12 elsewhere. Cash or check welcome. Please make checks out to: “Stanford M. Forrester”. Order from:

Stanford M. Forrester
PO Box 290691
Wethersfield, CT 06129-0691

New Books as of November 2003

Lots of things are happening at Red Moon Press . . .

the edge of the light: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2003 is in the final voting stages, and will be available at its usual time in February. As usual, this annual celebration of the best haiku and related work published in English around the world features hundreds of haiku, senryu, haibun, renku, rengay and essays from over 100 different poets and authors from more than a dozen countries.

RMP has produced six individual collections this year: the road behind by Mike Dillon; late geese up a dry fork by Burnell Lippy; Crestwood Lake, a second posthumous volume from Bernard Lionel Einbond; at the tombstone by Dimitar Anakiev; gathering at the crossroads: The Million Man March by Lenard D. Moore (with photographs by Eugene B. Redmond); and a sequential poem, The Field, by Robert Kusch. In addition, we are also releasing A New Resonance 3: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku, edited by Jim Kacian and Dee Evetts and featuring the work of 16 poets whose work you will be seeing much of in the days and years to come.

And, RMP has published the tanka anthology, a volume designed to put tanka on the literary map in America. Edited by Michael McClintock, Pamela Miller Ness and Jim Kacian, this hardbound work contains over 800 poems by 68 poets, as well as an historical introduction to the genre, brief biographies of the poets, and a select bibliography.

Request a free catalog at or PO Box 2461, Winchester VA 22604-1661.


NAMI: An Anthology, features new and previously published haiku by twenty-five poets including Larry Kimmel, Carol Purington, and Hayat Abuza. Published to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Haiku Poets' Society of Western Massachusetts, this perfect bound 8.5 x 5.5 volume is 70 pages. Co-edited by Wanda D. Cook and Linda Porter, the book is available for $12.00 postpaid from Linda Porter, PO Box 317, West Springfield, MA 01090.


a spill of apples: tanregna and other linked verse by Carol Purington & Larry Kimmel. Winfred Press, 364 Wilson Hill Road, Colrain, MA 01340, Perfect soft-bound, 49 pages, 30 pen-and-ink illustrations. ISBN 0-9743856. $10 ppd USA, $12 overseas.


Haiku Composed in English as a Japanese Language: A Poetic Analysis of Haiku as Literature by David McMurray. Kitakyushu, Japan: Pukeko Graphics, 2003. Hardcover, 110 pages, ISBN 4-931424-13-9. $29.98 ppd USD. Order from or The International University of Kagoshima, Associate Professor David McMurray, 8850 Shimofukumoto-cho, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima-ken 891-0191 JAPAN.

New Books as of August 2003

a delicate dance of wings : haibun by Linda Jeannette Ward. Haiku Society of America’s 2002 Merit Book Award for best book of haibun. Artwork by Pamela A. Basbusci and J. W. Stansell. Introduction by Larry Kimmel. ISBN 0-9702457-4-2. June, 2002. Perfect softbound, 51 pages. Jointly published by WinfredPress, Colrain, MA and Clinging Vine Press. Order from Clinging Vine Press, PO Box 231, Coinjock, NC 27923.$11.00 US postpaid; $12.00 Canada; $14.00 overseas orders.


Press Here Book Announcements. Press Here is pleased to announce the publication of Brocade of Leaves, the 2003 Haiku North America conference anthology, editing by Michael Dylan Welch and Yu Chang. The book features 85 haiku and senryu by HNA attendees.

Also available is Castles in the Sand, the 2002 Tanka Society of America members' anthology, edited by Michael Dylan Welch. This collection features new and previously published tanka by numerous TSA members. Each book is 32 pages, 8.5 by 11 inches, and available for $7.00 plus $1.00 shipping ($2.00 outside North America). Please make checks or money orders payable to "Michael D. Welch" and send to 22230 NE 28th Place, Sammamish, WA 98074-6408.

Press Here also wishes to congratulate paul m. for winning the First Place Merit Book Award from the Haiku Society of America for books published in 2002 with his book Finding the Way. Copies are available for $5.00 plus $1.00 postage ($2.00 outside North America) at the above address.


Inside Out: Haiku and Dreams by Joseph Kirschner. (Evanston, Ill.: Deep North Press, 2003). 88 pages; 5.25› x 8›; perfectbound. ISBN 1-929116-10-1. $20.00 postpaid in the United States from the author at 2157 Ridge Ave, 2D, Evanston IL 60201.


Raku Teapot: Haiku includes 143 haiku by 24 poets who are members of the Raku Teapot online haiku list. ISBN 1-891691-03-1. 112pp, perfect softbound. 8.5 x 5.5 inches with an accompanying CD of the poems read by the poets. Published by Raku Teapot Press, Alton Bay, NH. Order for $14 plus postage from Billie Wilson, 1170 Fritz Cove Road, Juneau, AK 99801-8501, USA.


Reeds: Contemporary Haiga, Jeanne Emrich, publisher of the new annual journal Reeds invites any author, artist, or publisher to submit haiga for publication or to send haiga books or any other books with haiga illustrations in them to the journal for review or inclusion in the "Books Received" section. Send to: Lone Egret Press, P.O. Box 390545, Edina, MN 55435 USA.


puddle on the ink stone: haiku and other short poems, perfect-bound, 141 pp, 5 x 6.5 inches. ISBN 0-9724396-0-9. A first full-length collection by Carolyn Thomas, contains haiku arranged by season, senryu and all year haiku, tanka, and short poems. Each copy is signed and numbered and includes an original brush painting on the flyleaf. Available for $12.50 ppd from the author at: 36679 Las Begonias, Cathedral City, CA 92234.


unrolling the awning, a first chapbook of tanka by members of the Grand Central Station Tanka Café (Stanford M. Forrester, Peggy Heinrich, Dorothy McLaughlin, Pamela Miller Ness, Marian Smith Sharpe, and Allen M. Terdiman). 24 pp with one tanka per page, softbound, side-stapled. Available for $3.00 ppd from Pamela Miller Ness, 33 Riverside Drive, #4-G, New York, New York 10023-8025

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