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bulletThe Zen Haiku and Other Zen Poems of J.W. Hackett. James W. Hackett. Published by Tuttle; 1983. Foreword by R.H. Blyth. Hard cover with dust jacket, 6 x 8.5, 268 pp., illustrated with Sumi-e drawings by Kohei Aida. $18.00 ppd from AHA Books. As the disciple of R.H. Blyth J.W. Hackett was a pioneer in the creation of haiku in English, which he began to write in the 1950s following a near-fatal accident. Winner of the 1966 Japan Air Lines Haiku Contest, Hackett remains an active force in the haiku world. This book is a collection of his haiku works. No longer available.

 

bulletPocket Poems #4 – Haiku Poems. Edited by Yvonne Hardenbrook and Larry Smith. Bottom Dog Press: 1999. Saddle-stapled, 4 Ό x 5 ½ , 42 pp., $3.00. Order from Bottom Dog Press, c/o Firelands College, Huron, Ohio, 44839. BOOK REVIEW  

 

bulletDust an' Dreams: Poetry, Ballads & Prose by Dennis Hardy. Saddle-stapled, 70 pgs., 5.5 x 8.5, glossy papers, illustrated by Stephanie Hardy, $15.00. Dennis Hardy, 40 Wattle Ave., Warwick 4370, Queensland, Australia. I was touched by this item on "A Special Thanks To" page: "Finally, to you the book buyer for setting a little time aside to browse through the pages of my life."

 

bulletThe First Decade by Dennis Hardy. Saddle-stapled, 5 x 7, 64 pgs., $5.00. Dennis Hardy, 40 Wattle Ave., Warwick 4370, Queensland, Australia. A man who proves poets are everywhere. 

bulletOn Cat Time by William Hart. Timberline Press: 2004. Flat-spined, 5 x 5 inches, illustrations by Jayasri Majumdar, 32 pages, ISBN:0-944049-31-5, $7.50 + $2.00 S&H. Order from Timberline Press, Clarence Wolfshohl, 6281 Red Bud, Fulton, MO 65251.Book Review

 

bullet Shadow Play : Night Haiku by Penny Harter, Jeffrey Greene (Illustrator). School & Library Binding. List: $15.00 -- Amazon.com Price: $13.50 -- (10%) Published by Simon & Schuster (Juv). Publication date: September 1,1994. Dimensions (in inches): 8.36 x 10.40 x .39. ISBN: 0671883968. Availability: This item usually shipped within 2-3 days.

 

bullet The Essential Haiku : Versions of Basho, Buson and Issa (Essential Poets, Vol 20) by Robert Hass (Editor) Volume 20. List Price: $16.00 Amazon.com Price: $12.80 (Hardcover - April 1994) List Price: $25.00 Amazon.com Price: $20.00  Published by Ecco Pr. Publication date: August 1,1995. Dimensions (in inches): 7.54 x 5.27 x 1 ISBN: 0880013516. Availability: This item usually shipped within 2-3 days.
Robert Hass, the once Poet Laureate of United States, gives the official nod to haiku with this book. If you are a haiku writer you will scream at the book, asking, "Why no mention of current haiku history?" But on the other hand, you may just be the one to appreciate this long view of haiku.

 

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Blue Spruce & Year of the Haiku: Poems (A Target Series Book)  by Irving C. Hall (Paperback – February 1991) Special Order Amazon.com Price: $7.25

 

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Narrow Road to the Interior : And Other Writings by Matsuo Basho, Sam Hamill (Shambhala Classics)  (Paperback - September 2000) Usually ships in 2-3 days  List Price: $14.95  Amazon.com Price: $11.96                                    

 

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The Sound of Water : Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa, and Other Poets  by Sam Hamill(Translator), Kaji Aso (Illustrator) (Paperback - March 2000) Usually ships in 24 hours List Price: $10.95  Amazon.com Price: $8.76

 

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The Essential Basho by Sam Hamill  Out of Print-

 

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Only Companion : Japanese Poems of Love and Longing by Sam Hamill (Translator) Shambhala Centaur Editions  Out of Print-

 

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Seventeen Toutle River Haiku by James Hanlen (Paperback – September 1984)  Special Order Amazon.com Price: $12.00

 

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Tales of Ise by H. Jay Harris (Editor) Charles E Tuttle Co; ASIN: 0804807450 Out of print

 
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Kiseiki – Raise the Century – Das Jahrhundert Aufrichten – by Hiromasa Hayashi. Koteki-kai: 1999. Perfect bound, 4 x 7, 138 pp., ₯1400. Order from Hiromasa Hayashi, Wakagi 2-11-18, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, Japan. BOOK REVIEW

 

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A Hill Without A Name by Ross La Haye (Paperback)   Usually ships in 24 hours Amazon.com Price: $5.95

 

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Heiwa : Peace Poetry in English and Japanese by Jiro Nakano (Editor), Brien Hallett (Editor). Paperback, 160 pages. List: $17.00 -- Amazon.com Price: $17.00. Published by Univ of Hawaii Pr. Publication date: April 1,1996. Dimensions (in inches): 8.06 x 5.55 x .44 ISBN: 082481813X
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This book is the result of a contest sponsored under this title. These are the winners and a selection of poems. You may find the names of some haiku and tanka writers you know.

 
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THE WAY OF THE HAWK. Journal in the form of haibun: A year in the lives of the celebrated red-tailed hawks of Central Park. Doris Heitmeyer, 315 East 88th Street, Apt. 1F, New York, NY 10128-4922 (U.S.A). 1998, 21 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, paper, saddle-stapled. $5.00 U.S. currency ppd., from author. BOOK REVIEW.

 
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  Four Zero Four and In the Time of the Fall of the Two Towers by Michael Helsem AHA Online Books, 2003. (Click on title to read the whole two books.)  Book Review by Gorden Hilgers.

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 A Path to the Sea edited by Christopher Herold. Haiku by Dan Brady, Helen Davie, Pat Gallegher, Evelyn Herman. $5.00. Autumns Press Books, 478 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. Make checks payable to Haiku Poets of Northern California.

 
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In the Margins of the Sea by Christopher Herold. Saddle-stitched, full color cover, 4" x 6", 36 pages. $10., ppd. ISBN:1-9526773-9-3. Order from Snapshots Press, 132 Crosby, Liverpool,L23 8XS, England. Book Review

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An Introduction to Haiku: An Anthology of Poems and Poets from Basho to Shiki  by Harold Gould Henderson(Editor) (Paperback - January 1983) Usually ships in 2-3 days Amazon.com Price: $15.00

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 Haiku in English by Harold Gould Henderson. Paperback. List: $9.95 -- Amazon.comPrice: $8.95 -- You Save: $1.00(10%) . Published by Charles E Tuttle Co. Publication date: June 1967. Dimensions (in inches): 7.15 x 4.32 x .38 ISBN: 0804802289 Availability: This item usually shipped within 2-3 days.

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 Bamboo Broom: An Introduction to Japanese Haiku  by Harold Gould Henderson Out of Print

 

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Haiku Handbook : How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku by William J. Higginson and Penny Harter  (Paperback - March 1992) Usually ships in 24 hours List Price: $14.00 Amazon.com Price: $11.

 

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The Haiku Seasons : Poetry of the Natural World by William J. Higginson (Paperback -February 1997) Usually ships in 2-3 days  List Price: $16.00 Amazon.com Price: $12.80

 

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Haiku World : An International Poetry Almanac  by William J. Higginson, (Paperback – February 1997) Usually ships in 24 hours   List Price: $19.00 Amazon.com Price: $15.20

 

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Death is & Approaches to the edge  by William J. Higginson (Paperback - 1981)    Special Order Amazon.com Price: $2.50

 

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Paterson Pieces : Poems, 1969-1979  by William J. Higginson (Paperback - March 1981) Special Order Our Price: $4.95

 

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The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan edited and translated by Jane Hirshfield, and Mariko Aratani, New York, Vintage Books, 1990. Translations of these two women poets of the 11th century. Japanese texts in romaji, with notes, and introduction placing the poets in their milieu. Out of Print

 
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The First Hundred Years by Ruth Holzer. New Women’s Voices Series, No. 29 published by Finishing Line Press, P.O. Box 1626, Georgetown, Kentucky, 40324. Saddle-stapled, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 30 pps., ISBN: 1-932755-44-6.LYNX XIX-3 Book Reviews.

 
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Silk Flower by Ruth Holzer. Edited by v. tripi with art by Merrill A. Gonzales. Pinch Book Series No. 7. Swamp Press: 2005. Folded, 4.5 x 4 inches, and opened, 19 x 4.5 inches. $4.00 each postpaid from Ruth Holzer, 601 Madson St. Herndon, VA 20170.Book Reviews LYNX XX-2 June, 2005.

 
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Cold Waves: A life of Tanka by Anna Holley, translated into the Japanese by Aya Yuhki. Ashi Press:2000. Perfect bound, 94 pp., 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches, $10.00 + $2.00 s&h from Ashi Press, 6162 Lakeshore, Dallas, TX 75214 or from Aya Kuhki, 2-9-4 Fujimi, Sayama-shi T3055-1306, Japan. Book Review

 

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Japanese Death Poems: Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death by Yoel Hoffmann (Editor)  Out of Print

 

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Musical Malaproptionary by Paula Hollins. Published as an e-book with 75 pages, illustrations by Preston Vismale in 2000. Price: $2.00. Contact:www.mightywords.com
search Paula Hollins and you can download for $2.00 or Email: phdink@aol.com 
Humorous dictionary of legitimate musical terms redefined for the irreverent, dyslexic and iconoclastic of spirit.

 
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Convoluted Character, Fictional Figures and Human Hybrids by Paula Hollins. Published as an e-book with 75 pages in 2000.
Price: $2.00. Contact: www.mightywords.com 
search Paula Hollins and you can download for $2.00 Go to www.Paulahollinsdesigns.com for excerpts. Email: phdink@aol.com
Humorous collection of invented people, i.e. Typhoid Mary Poppins, Ivan the Terrapin, Papa Doc Severinson, all immortalized in poetic form to aid the creatively blocked writer in his/her pursuit of the creative invention. This book is an accompaniment to the Writer's BlockBuster.

 
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Oasis in the Heart: Haiku With Exposition by Toshimi Horiuchi (Paperback - May1995)  Usually ships in 24 hours Amazon.com Price: $10.95

                                                              

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 Breath Marks by Gary Hotham (Paperback)  Usually ships in 24 hours  Amazon.com Price: $7.00  

 
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SUN, MOON, MOTHER, FATHER: Tanka. Cherie Hunter Day. Saddle-stapled, 8.5" x 5.5", 20 pp., illustrated. $5.00 ppd. Order from Sundog Press, POB 91128, Portland, Oregon, 97291. BOOK REVIEW

 
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Young Leaves: An old way of seeing new; Writings on Haiku in English, compiled to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society. Edited by Patricia J. Machmiller and June Hopper Hymas. Perfect bound, 11" x 8", 130 pages, archive photos, $19.50 plus US postage of $3.50 or $5.00 elsewhere. Order with checks on American banks made out to the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, from Jean Hale, 20711 Garden Place Court, Cupertino, CA 95014. Book Review

 

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