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Cherry Blossom Epiphany -- the poetry and philosophy of a flowering tree
3000 haiku about cherry trees, cherry blossoms, and blossom-viewing: the most haiku about a single theme ever found in one book. The haiku are divided into 60...
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The fly character on the cover is the old-fashioned one, more curvaceous than the new-fangled one.
Fly-ku! translates and essays about 1000 haiku about flies and our relationship with them, including the question found in the subtitle used on the cover (not the...
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The Perils of Pleasure
I'm particularly excited about The Perils of Pleasure, not only because early reviews from both readers who got sneak peeks at the book as well as reviewers are...
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Octopussy, Dry Kidney & Blue Spots -- Dirty Themes from 18-19c Japanese Poems. (The NYTBR idea, from Mark Twain)
17-syllabet Japanese poems about human foibles, sans season (i.e., not haiku), were introduced a half-century ago by RH Blyth in two books, "Edo Satirical...
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The holothurian ossicles are from a photo by Dr. Mike Reich, one a many fine biologists who cooperated w/ this cross-genre book
900+ translated haiku, all on the sea cucumber and most over a hundred years old, with a good measure of natural history. You might know about Ponge and his object...
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MELVILLE'S COMPLAINT: Doctors and Medicine in the Art of Herman Melville (Garland Studies in Nineteenth Century American Literature)
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Myth of the Simple Mchines
The gorgeous simplicity of Laurel Snyder's language makes all the possibilities—and the impossibility—of living stand out starkly. Her machines are thought machines...
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The Cipher: A Novel of Crosspointe
In a country protected from invasion by a vicious, magical sea, a customs agent's longing for illegal magic may destroy her career, her friendships, her family, and...
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A suppliant seeks help from a priestess, but nothing is as it appears to be.
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"Baffled" compresses several experiences from my childhood and two locations into one story.
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Red Velvet and Absinthe explores love and lust with otherworldly partners who, by their sheer fantastical nature, evoke passion and desire far beyond that...
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The Good Place
The Good Place is a moving testimony of a childhood in Chemnitz, Germany, which ends abruptly in 1933 with the onslaught of the Nazi reign of terror. It ends with...
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The author's photographic journey through Zimbabwe and southern Africa from 2009 to 2011, with photos of people, animals, and places that are unforgettable. The...
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African Places
The author's photographic journey through Zimbabwe and southern Africa from 2009 to 2011, with photos of people, animals, and places that are unforgettable. The...
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Sedan - an entertainment - the part two
Sedan – the part two is the second part of the trilogy about England in the future, after the ‘big war’ … Battles have been fought and progress (well a bit) has...
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Sedan - an entertainment - the part one
Sedan is the first part of a trilogy about England in the future, after the ‘big war’ that no one won and the subsequent slump. Fossil fuels have run out. The Sedan...
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Sedan - an entertainment - the part three
Sedan the part three is the final part of the Sedan trilogy. The battles for freedom and justice have been long but finally some matters are resolved – some for the...
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The Apostles
Harry Haitch takes a hazardous journey to discover who killed his father and learns that he didn’t know his dad at all. In the end he finds the truth but at great...
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Deception
A mystery anthology, including my short story, Red Flagged, in which Homicide Detective James T. Kirkland gets more than he bargained for when he tries to do his...
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VWA: POEMS FOR HAITI
"The Weatherman" a poem by Mara Buck is part of the anthology "Vwa: Poems for Haiti," a literary charity effort edited by Caper Literary Journal Editor Lisa...
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