Here are some haiku-related books by members of the North Carolina Haiku Society.
Last Bite, a haiga exhibition and a hand-bound book. Bob Moyer collaborated with artists Guntram Porps and Mona Wu to produce the exhibition. See the pictures from gallery opening for Last Bite on April 5, 2013. See also this link for Last Bite, the hand-bound book from Rosenberry Books.
The Stone House, edited by Lenard D. Moore and Dave Russo. Illustrated by Diane Katz. Pittsboro: Rosenberry Books, 2012. An anthology of haiku inspired by Bolin Brook Farm, home of the annual Haiku Holiday conference for over 30 years. The North Carolina Haiku Society produced this book to honor our friend and host, Jean Earnhardt. The book features a forward by Jean and haiku by members of the Society. See Pictures of The Stone House. To order the book, see the Haiku section of the Rosenberry Books site.
stitching speechless, Haiku by Stephen Addiss, book concept & creation by Josh Hockensmith and Stephen Addiss. Chapel Hill: Blue Bluer Books, 2011. Deluxe edition of 14. A facsimile edition is also available. “At the heart of stitching speechless are 17 haiku by prominent Zen art scholar Stephen Addiss – who studied and collaborated with John Cage, the experimental composer and artist – used chance methods to create the haiku. He cut his own poems into individual lines and reassembled them into new poems, each one full of surprises.” To buy a copy of stitching speechless, see Vamp and Tramp Booksellers.
The Night Shallows, Selected Haiku of Rebecca Ball Rust, edited by Lenard D. Moore and Dave Russo. Illustrated by Diane Katz. Pittsboro: Rosenberry Books, 2009. This book is a selection of haiku from a lifetime of poetry. Rebecca Ball Rust (who is alive and well!), enjoyed a distinguished career as founder of the North Carolina Haiku Society, President of the NC Poetry Society, dance reviewer for the Raleigh News & Observer, and editor/publisher of the North Carolina Haiku Society Press. To order the book, see the Haiku section of the Rosenberry Books site.
Petals in My Hair, A Gathering of Haiku by Caroline Rupert, with watercolor illustrations by Caroline. Pittsboro: Rosenberry Books, 2009. “Caroline Rupert’s awareness was cultivated as an analytical psychologist, dream interpreter, and psychological astrologer. This deluxe edition, hand bound with handmade papers, is enhanced by Rupert’s watercolor observations of natural elements expressed in her haiku.” —Diane Katz, Publisher of Rosenberry Books. To order the book, see the Haiku section of the Rosenberry Books site.
Chasing the Sun, edited by Bob Moyer, illustrated by Pamela Babusci. Pittsboro: Rosenberry Books, 2009. An anthology of haiku and senryu by 25 poets, based their experiences at the Haiku North America 2007 conference in Winston-Salem. To order the book, see the Haiku section of the Rosenberry Books site.
Haiku, the Art of the Short Poem, a film by Tazuo Yamaguchi. Decatur: Brooks Books, 2009. The local organizers for Haiku North America 2007, Bob Moyer, Lenard D. Moore, and Dave Russo, invited Tazuo Yamaguchi to produce the first-ever video documentary of a Haiku North America conference. “In August 2007 Tazuo attended the Haiku North America conference , where he filmed over 50 hours of interviews and events with contemporary haiku poets, concluding with the HNA head-to-head haiku competition. As Taz writes in the introduction to this book/DVD: “Each poet brought me their wealth of passion, information and knowledge, and timeless insights from their snowball stash they had collected through their life’s sleigh ride of love and interest in haiku.” —Randy Brooks, Editor & Publisher Brooks Books. To get a copy of the DVD and book, see Haiku, the Art of the Short Poem on the Brooks Books web site.
Dandelion Wind, the conference anthology for Haiku North America 2007. Edited by Michael Dylan Welch and Lenard D. Moore. Illustrated by Kate MacQueen. Sammamish: Press Here, 2008. “One highlight of each Haiku North America conference has been the publication of an anthology of haiku and senryu by conference attendees.” —from the HNA Anthology page on the Haiku North America web site.
Beneath the Willow Tree, an anthology of haiku by members of the North Carolina Haiku Society. Edited by Lenard D. Moore. Illustrated by Diane Katz. Pittsboro: Rosenberry Books, 2007. We produced this anthology to commemorate the Haiku North America 2007 conference in Winston-Salem. To order the book, see the Haiku section of the Rosenberry Books site.
Wild Again, Selected Haiku of Nina Wicker, edited by Lenard D. Moore, Dave Russo, and Jim Kacian. Winchester: Red Moon Press, 2005. A collection of haiku by one of North Carolina’s best-known haiku poets. The book contains many of Wicker’s best haiku from over 20 years of her work. Each poem captures something brief and essential about country life or family life, with keen observation and intuitive association rather than nostalgia. Update: Unfortunately, this book is out of print. Use our Contact page to send us an email if you are interested in this book.
Taboo Haiku: An International Selection by Richard Krawiec. Greensboro: Avisson Press, 2005. An international anthology of haiku about themes that often go unexplored in mainstream haiku publications. Well-known poet and fiction writer Richard Krawiec is the lead editor. Associate editors are Raffael de Gruttola, Jim Kacian, Lenard D. Moore, and Dave Russo. Taboo Haiku can be ordered from Avisson Press, 3007 Taliaferro Road, Greensboro, NC.
Gathering at the Crossroads, a collaborative chapbook of Lenard D. Moore’s haiku about the Million Man March and Eugene B. Redmond’s photographs. Winchester: Red Moon Press, 2003. Available from Red Moon Press.