I met Jerry Gordon when I first arrived in Osaka at the Colombo Bookshop and Cafe. He is who connected me to Hailstone and more. Highly recommended to get his hand-made books. He is a true artist. I never got the pleasure to meet Branko, although he was very involved with the group when I was in Kansai. Bravo!
This is to let you know I have just published a poem in four acts in collaboration with a US poet, Jerry Gordon. The chapbook is called ‘Unbecome’.
We have privately made a total of 20 copies (10 apiece). Each book has a unique cover, hand painted using a special technique, and is hand-sewn. I thought you or someone from haiku class might be interested in purchasing one? If anyone is interested, please let me know through the reply (comments) box below or email me (cacti”at”live.co.uk), as there are only 5 copies left (1000 yen per copy). A sample of this book will be available to inspect at the next few Hailstone seminars in Osaka and Kyoto.
Click on either photo to enlarge. Here’s an excerpt from a review by Stephen Gill:
“A renga-like dialogue for two (ryougin 両吟 in Jap.), I like the way it links and…
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