Books Published by Brooks Books

Randy Brooks. The Art of Reading and Writing Haiku: A Reader Response Approach

ISBN 978-1-929820-17-7 • 2019
224 pages paperback • $30.00 US

publication date: August 15, 2019

Brooks Books is pleased to celebrate the publication of new book, The Art of Reading and Writing Haiku: A Reader Response Approach. This book features the creative work of Millikin students from my Global Haiku Traditions course—both original haiku and reading responses to haiku. In a way, it is an anthology that shares the creative engagement of my students in every haiku class I have taught. Over the last 20 years I have been gathering and saving some of the best haiku and reading responses for this collection.

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Randy Brooks. Walking the Fence: The Selected Tanka of Randy Brooks

ISBN 978-1-929820-18-4 • 2019
142 pages paperback • $25.00 US

publication date: June 18, 2019

Brooks Books is pleased to celebrate the publication of new boook, Walking the Fence: Selected Tanka of Randy Brooks featuring the best of my published tanka.

I started writing tanka under the mentorship of Dr. Sanford Goldstein in 1977 and have continued until the present. I hope my tanka open up your own memories and a few smiles as you join me on my tanka journey, walking the fence.

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Raymond Roseliep
The Collected Haiku of Raymond Roseliep
ISBN 978-1-929820-15-3 • 2018
224 pages clothbound • $40.00 US

Brooks Books is pleased to announce the publication of the Collected Haiku of Raymond Roseliep, edited by Randy and Shirley Brooks.

This collector’s edition of all known published haiku by Raymond Roseliep follows extensive research and includes citations of first and subsequent publication of each haiku. This book is a tribute to the life and haiku of this prolific and admired poet, and its compilation has been a labor of love by the editors, with help from many others.

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Raymond Roseliep
100 Haiku for 100 Years: A Celebration of Raymond Roseliep
ISBN 1-929820-14-6 • hand-sewn • 2017
32 pages (4.25" X 8.5") • $12.00 US

Randy and Shirley Brooks, Editors, have selected 100 favorite haiku for this commemorative collection. Many of these haiku by Raymond Roseliep have appeared in multiple journals and poetry anthologies.

This edition is limited to 100 numbered copies, hand-sewn with pearlized cream paper and pearlized silver cover. It was released on August 11, 2017 at the 100th Birth Anniversary of Rev. Raymond Roseliep at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Tazuo Yamaguchi
HAIKU: the Art of the Short Poem

ISBN 978-1-929820-10-8
paperback & DVD © 2008
96 pages (5.5 X 8.5)    out of print

Brooks Books is pleased to announce the publication of HAIKU: The Art of
the Short Poem
, a film by Tazuo Yamaguchi. The haiku cited or read in the film are published in this book/DVD combo as a haiku anthology featuring contemporary English-language haiku writers.

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Wally Swist
The Silence Between Us:
Selected Haiku of Wally Swist
© 2005. perfectbound, 128 pages (5.5" X 8.5"), ISBN 1-929820-07-0 $10.00 US

Wally Swist has been an active contributor to the American haiku community since the 1970s, publishing haiku in numerous haiku magazines and serving as book review editor for Modern Haiku magazine from 1989 until 1997. Several chapbooks of his haiku have been published over the last fifteen years, and he has four books of lyric or narrative poetry in print. His haiku have been included in several major haiku anthologies and published in many magazines, so it is with great pleasure that Brooks Books publishes a gathering of Wally Swist’s best haiku into this collection, The Silence Between Us.

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Peggy Lyles
To Hear the Rain: Selected Haiku of Peggy Lyles
© 2002. Clothbound, (5.5" X 8.5") 128 pages.
ISBN: 0-929820-03-8    out of print

A clothbound edition of selected haiku by Peggy Lyles, one of the leading American haiku authors and co-editor of Heron's Nest.

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Caroline Gourlay
Lull Before Dark: Haiku by Caroline Gourlay
ISBN 1-929820-09-7• perfectbound • Dec 2005 • 64 pages (5" X 6.5") • $10.00 US

With each successive reading of Lull Before Dark, we hope the reader becomes more engrossed with Caroline Gourlay’s haiku. Full of earthly creatures, heartfelt moments, light, dark, and everything in between, this collection not only brings us closer to the Welsh countryside—which often serves as her inspiration—but also brings us closer to the root of humanity, to the simple moments that give our lives meaning.

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Kiyoko Tokutomi; translated by Patricia Machmiller & Fay Aoygai. Kiyoko's Sky: The Haiku of Kiyoko Tokutomi © Nov. 2002. Perfect Bound, (5.5" X 8.5") 128 pages. ISBN: 1-929820-04-6     out of print     

Brooks Books is pleased to offer another dual language editions of haiku by the co-founder of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, Kiyoko Tokutomi.

"Kiyoko Tokutomi has been writing and teaching the writing of traditional Japanese haiku in Northern California for more than twenty-five years. This book gives us her delicately made haiku and reveals the devotion of her friends and students in the practice of yuki teikei. This is a very moving book and an unexpected bit of literary history." —Robert Hass, United States Poet Laureate (1995-1997)

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O Mabson Southard; Randy Brooks, Barbara Southard and Brock Peoples, editors. Deep Shade Flickering Sunlight: Selected Haiku of O Mabson Southard © 2004. Perfectbound, (5.5" X 8.5") 128 pages. ISBN 1-929820-05-4    $16.00

O Mabson Southard has continued to receive critical acclaim and the recognition he deserves in anthologies of haiku, but most of his work is out of print or in magazines which are difficult to find. With this collection, his work can now be more fully considered by haiku scholars and enjoyed by contemporary haiku readers.

"The sharp clarity and depth of his images—the rocks and tree coming out of the mist in his well-known 'old rooster' haiku, the loon's cry crossing the still lake, the sparrow knocking snow from a fence-rail, the dogwood petal carrying its moonlight into the darkness—these and many more will ensure that his name (or names) will endure as long as there are readers of haiku." —Cor van den Heuvel, Editor, The Haiku Anthology

Akito Arima; Lee Gurga & Emiko Miyashita, translators. Einstein's Century: Akito Arima's Haiku © 2001. Perfect bound, (5.5" X 8.5") 128 pages. ISBN 1-929820-01-1      out of print  

"Dr Akito Arima combines a certain traditional elegance, and the seasoned perspective of a world traveled professor and scientist. He maintains the depth and lightness of true haiku, yet fluently covers places and spaces, and as a family person at that. I warmly welcome this fine collection into the world of American poetry." —Gary Snyder (Davis, California)

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George Swede; Randy Brooks, editor. Almost Unseen: Selected Haiku of George Swede © 2000. Clothbound, (5.5" X 8.5") 128 pages. ISBN 0-913719-99-4      out of print  

This clothbound edition collects the best haiku by George Swede, written and published over the last thirty years. Swede is very well known for his humor and psychological insights, writing haiku from all aspects of his life.

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Masajo Suzuki; Lee Gurga & Emiko Miyashita, translators. Love Haiku: Masajo Suzuki's Lifetime of Love © September, 2000. Perfect bound, (5.5" X 8.5") 112 pages. ISBN 1-929820-00-3        out of print

Masajo Suzuki started writing haiku in 1936 and has steadily been writing love haiku ever since. This collection gathers 150 of her best haiku, complete with Japanese kanji, romaji and English versions and some annotations and notes as needed. The translators, Emiko Miyashita and Lee Gurga, are both leading haiku poets in their own langauges, which makes this collection of translations especially high quality.

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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. Graphic design and photographs by Millikin University student interns, Julie Lycan and Jeremy Coulter.

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Randy Brooks & Lee Gurga, editors. A Solitary Leaf: 1996 Haiku Society of America Member Anthology © 1997. Saddle-stitched, (5" X 8") 40 pages. ISBN 0-9631467-4-2

The 1996 HSA members anthology celebrates the individual haiku, which like a solitary leaf, reaches its time of ripeness, catches our attention briefly, then falls into our laps, a gift from heaven. This anthology includes one haiku by each of the 107 members represented.

Lee Gurga; Randy Brooks, editor. Fresh Scent: Selected Haiku of Lee Gurga © June 1998. Clothbound, (5.5" X 8.5") 128 pages. ISBN 0-913719-86-2        out of print 

First place, Merit Book Award from the Haiku Society of America for the best haiku book publsihed in 1998. Lee Gurga, recently designated a 1998 Poetry Fellow by the Illinois Arts Council, has achieved wide-spread recognition for his contributions to haiku in English. We are pleased to share 135 of his best haiku in this collection.

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Eric Amann; George Swede, editor. Cicada Voices: Selected Haiku of Eric Amann © 1983. Perfect bound, (5" X 8.5") 64 pages.
ISBN 0-913719-25-0     $10.00

Eric Amann is well known as an early writer and editor of haiku in English, promoting a Zen approach to haiku. George Swede edited this collection which includes 78 of Amann's best haiku and senryu.

Randy Brooks & Lee Gurga, editors. Midwest Haiku Anthology © 1992. Clothbound, (5" X 8") 128 pages. ISBN 0-913719-94-3     out of print 

This is a collection of haiku written in and about the midwest. It includes the haiku by 54 poets and author's comments about how the midwestern life has shaped their perceptions, values and approaches to writing haiku. This book received second place in the Merit Book Awards (from the Haiku Society of America) for the best haiku books published in 1992.

Margherita Faulkner. Acapella © 1983. Sewn calligraphy edition, (6.5" X 8.5") 32 pages. ISBN 0-913719-69-2          out of print 

Acapella is a beautiful oversized chapbook of journal entries and short lyric poems in the Emily Dickinson tradition. Faulkner is a Quaker muscian who combines her spritual quest within a quiet musicality of short, lyric verse. This is a special calligraphy edition, with the composite created by Jean Clithero, president of the Lafayette, Indiana, Calligraphy Guild.

Fonzie E. Brooks; William D. Brooks, editor. Forever Spring © 1995. Clothbound, (5" X 8.5") 128 pages. ISBN 0-913719-95-1     $20.00

An autobiography of a pilgrim's journey as revealed through poetry, short stories and religious dramas. Fonzie's journey was by covered wagon to Bucklin, Kansas. Her son, Wiliam D. Brooks edited this collection including writings by family dedicated to her. It includes a small section of Kansas haiku by her grandson, Randy M. Brooks.

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