Chapbooks Published by Brooks Books

Most of these haiku chapbooks are 32-48 page collections, published in small saddle-stitched pocket editions.

Paul O. Williams. Outside Robins Sing: Selected Haiku © July 1999. Handsewn accordian fold, (4.5" X 5.5") 56 pages. ISBN 0-913719-98-6

Paul O. Williams, President of the Haiku Society of America, offers the best of his haiku from over thirty years of writing. Handsewn in an accordian fold, this book clusters the haiku into seven reading arenas.

For more information see the web page flyer.

Gene Doty. Nose to Nose
© 1998. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 6.5") 40 pages. ISBN 0-913719-97-8     $5.00

A collection of 52 haiku arranged in four sections which explore nature, spiritual identity, human relationships, and human tragedy and death.

see the web page flyer

Randy & Shirley Brooks. In Her Blue Eyes: Jessica Poems © forthcoming August 1998. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 6.5") 36 pages. ISBN 0-913719-96-X    $5.00

Parenting haiku from the journals of Randy & Shirley Books based on the baby and toddler experiences of Jessica Grace Brooks, born September 24, 1994.

see the free online version

Edward J. Rielly. Anniversary Haiku     
© 1997. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 6.5") 24 pages. ISBN 0-913719-80-3     $5.00

This collection of haiku celebrates 25 years of marriage, with one haiku representing each year of his wedded life with his wife, Jeanne, and two children, Brendan and Brigid.

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Randy Brooks. Me Too!
© 1985. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 5.5") 40 pages. ISBN 0-913719-82-X     $5.00

Parenting haiku from the journals of Randy & Shirley Books based on the baby and toddler experiences of Arik William Brooks, born November 9, 1981.

Michael Dudley. A Man in a Motel Room
© 1986. Saddle-stitched, (7" X 4") 32 pages. ISBN 0-913719-84-6    

out of print

A major collection of 101 haiku which take readers as explorers into outer space as well as into personal inner space. Includes two prose pieces on contemporary haiku as well.

Phyllis S. Prestia. Slicing Eggplant
© 1984. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 5.5") 32 pages. ISBN 0-913719-73-0     $5.00

This collection includes 33 haiku of the will to survive and perserverance necessary for compassion towards the weak and dying.

Michael Dudley. Through the Green Fuse
© 1983. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 5.5") 32 pages. ISBN 0-913719-23-4

out of print

A collection of 85 haiku in which "One will keep encountering here 'the force that through the green fuse drives the flower.'" —Raymond Roseliep

Alan Gettis. Sun Faced/Moon Faced Haiku, Volume 1 © 1983. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 5.5") 32 pages. ISBN 0-913719-20-X     

out of print

Volume one collects "Moon-Faced Haiku" from different cultures including India, bordertown and the inner city.

Alan Gettis. Sun Faced/Moon Faced Haiku, Volume 2
© 1983. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 5.5") 32 pages. ISBN 0-913719-21-8     

out of print

Volume two includes haiku from R.H. Blyth's translations of Japanese masters (reprinted with permission from Hokuseido Press) and a haiku sequence on Zen enlightenment.

LeRoy Gorman. Wind in the Keys
© 1981. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 5.5") 40 pages. ISBN 0-913719-18-8     $5.00

Gorman's haiku capture the human psychological event as nature. This collection includes 65 haiku each conveying Gorman's unique sense of wonder.

Randy Brooks. Barbwire Holds Its Ground
© 1981. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 5.5") 32 pages. ISBN 0-913719-16-1     $5.00

A collection of haiku based on childhood memories, folklore, and adult return visits to Kansas, where the author's family were homesteaders and farmers on the high plains.

Randy & Shirley Brooks. The Rosebud Bursts
© 1981. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 5.5") 40 pages. ISBN 0-913719-67-6 $5.00

Parenting haiku from the journals of Randy & Shirley Books based on the baby and toddler experiences of Alan Carl Brooks, born January 17, 1979.

Bob Boldman. Walking With the River
© 1980. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 5.5") 24 pages. ISBN 0-913719-14-5

out of print

A collection of intense moments of observation and feeling, Boldman's haiku capture a Zen awareness of the significance and insignificance of things in our lives.

Edward Tick. The Dawn That Bleeds: Poems on the Native American Photographs of Edward S. Curtiss
© 1980. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 5.5") 24 pages. ISBN 0-913719-12-9     $5.00

This is a collection of evocative, short, lyric poems based on the photographs of Edward S. Curtiss, famous for visiting and documenting the Native American tribes and people.

Michael Dudley. Roasted Chestnuts
© 1979. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 5.5") 24 pages. ISBN 0-913719-10-2

out of print

Dudly writes from the immediacy of everyday experiences, especially city life, in this collection of 32 haiku.

Lawrence Fitzgerald. Rain in Her Voice
© 1978. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 5.5") 24 pages. ISBN 0-913719-04-8   

 out of print

A modernist tanka sequence based on a month of "trial separation" between would-be lovers, conveying the psyhcological significance of related moments throughout the month.

Wayne Westlake. It's Okay If You Eat Lots of Rice
© 1979. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 5.5") 32 pages. ISBN 0-913719-08-0    $5.00

This collection of free-form tanka capture the humor and invective of psychological senryu, with the focus being foibles of the author's self. Includes woodcuts by Kimie Takahashi.

Roger Clarence Matsuo-Allard. Bird Day Afternoon
© 1978. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 5.5") 32 pages. ISBN 0-913719-06-4     $5.00

Roger promoted one-line haiku in English in a short-lived magazine, Sun Lotus Haiku, and in this collection of haiku demonstrates the potential for this approach to form.

Bill Pauly. Wind the Clock by Bittersweet
© 1977. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 5.5") 32 pages. ISBN 0-913719-02-1    

out of print

A collection of haiku arranged in four seasons and a section of concrete poems with haiku-like juxtaposition of visual images.

Raymond Roseliep. Sun in His Belly
© 1977. Saddle-stitched, (4" X 5.5") 48 pages. ISBN 0-913719-00-5    

out of print

A collection of short lyric poems published just before Roseliep's splash into the haiku scene. Includes many pre-haiku lyrics which foreshadow the playful approach to follow.

 

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