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shorelines: haiku, haibun, and tanka
by Kirsty Karkow
once I wrote
of sailing out to sea
on windswept waves
now as a late tide falls
my poems lie on the shore
he second poetry collection by Kirsty Karkow-a name familiar to readers of literary journals in the U.S., abroad, and online-has just been released by Black Cat Press.
shorelines: haiku, haibun, and tanka contains more than 100 individual haiku, tanka, poem-sequences, and haibun inspired by Karkow's life on the coast of Maine. The book also features a full-color cover painting and monochromatic watercolor illustrations by the poet as well as an introduction by HaikuOz: Australian Haiku Society president Beverley George.
"As in water poems.rivers, creeks, and the ocean permeate the imagery throughout much of the collection, providing a sense of connection and honest purpose," wrote George in her introduction to shorelines. "The poet is at one with her landscape and her recording of it is precise."
"Kirsty Karkow has followed up her first book, water poems, with this elegiac masterpiece," wrote poet Dave Bacharach, judge of the 2006 TSA International Tanka Contest. "Each poem is a small, self-contained gem; yet together, they coalesce into a totality of feeling-shorelines is to be read and reread."
Winfred Press editor Larry Kimmel noted, "the undertow of her inner-life that truly engages the reader. These are strong poems by a strong woman."
shorelines: haiku, haibun, and tanka is available directly from the poet. The cover price of $15.95 includes shipping for the USA and Canada. $20. includes shipping to other countries. Send cash, check, or money order, in U.S. funds, made payable to "Kirsty Karkow," to: shorelines, c/o Kirsty Karkow, 34 Indian Point, Waldoboro, ME 04572.
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shorelines: haiku, haibun, and tank
By Kirsty Karkow
Edited by Cathy Drinkwater Better
Introduction by Beverley George
Published by Black Cat Press
Soft cover, perfect bound
132 pp, plus ends
Trim 5 in. x 6.5 in.
Cover price: $15.95
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