While I should be writing about my continuing New Year's resolutions including July's reads and pedometer steps, I'm not--or, at least, not today. I'll probably write it in a day or two (or before August becomes September).
Instead I'd like to announce that my new haiku book, Three Breaths, published by Drinian Press, is on its way to the printer after multiple times of checking and re-checking, editing and proofing, and then proofing again. I hope to have copies in about a week, and it should be available for sale online at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble (bn.com) in the same time frame.
Three Breaths is an experiment in a new form of haiku, one that I call haiku reduction. Haiku reduction is, in essence, taking the original 5-7-5 or short-long-short format and reducing it down further to tighter haiku a couple times more.
However, the book will also include traditional haiku, a few tanka and elfje* (a Dutch short form poem), and a few of my free verse poems.
That's it...enough bragging!
* to see and learn more about elfjes, check out www.simplyelfje.wordpress.com
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