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Does Fish-God Know

Started by AlanSummers, October 16, 2012, 08:03:58 AM

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Does-Fish God Know (gendai haiku and experimental short verse) by Alan Summers, published by YTBN Press.
   

Available at Amazon USA; UK; and Europe:

USA:
http://www.amazon.com/Does-Fish-God-Know-Alan-Summers/dp/1479211044/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359118146&sr=8-1&keywords=does+fish-god+know

U.K.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Does-Fish-God-Know-Alan-Summers/dp/1479211044/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359120118&sr=8-1

Germany:
http://www.amazon.de/Does-Fish-God-Know-Alan-Summers/dp/1479211044/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359120302&sr=8-1

Spain:
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Italy:
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France:
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Does Fish-God Know [Paperback]
Alan Summers (Author)

Publisher: Yet To Be Named Free Press (October 15, 2012)

158 Pages

ISBN-10: 1479211044
ISBN-13: 978-1479211043


Modern western haiku written by a Japan Times award winning author. Poems that will bend your mind and tempt you to re-evaluate your sense of reality. A must for lovers of experimental short-verse poetry.


Brendan Slater, YTBN Free Press


Ah, out of the old pond and into the city!

Does the Fish-God know? And if, what is it he knows? He knows of life with its hard sides and gloomy shades as it is for the many people really subjected to reality. He knows that life is not all flowers and wonderful sunsets.

These are NEW haiku as they live and breathe on the back of tradition but are present in the world of the 21st century. Alan Summers makes use of the Western mind  and a Japanese tradition to show that haiku has a place in the modern world, and will still have one if we are ready to keep our minds open to every experience and influence that befalls a human.

A manifestation of gendai haiku that shows it's not a dream ...


Johannes S. H. Bjerg
International writer and artist writing in Danish & English. Author of  "Penguins/Pingviner" 2011"

Johannes has grown to be one of the most impressive new haiku practitioners:
http://www.cyberwit.net/authors/johannes-s-h-bjerg
http://www.saatchionline.com/Johannes
http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/poet-details/?IDclient=868
http://tajmahalreview.com/poetryaward.htm



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Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

AlanSummers

Once the cashflow is better later in the year, there will be review copies sent out.

I hope those of you who may have purchased a copy leave a comment here, as gendai haiku is still very new outside Japan.

kindest regards,

Alan
Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

AlanSummers

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Reader feedback:

"Got Fish-God.... I really like what I've read so far... savoring rather than speed reading...I'm very excited...after seeing the formatting, super-cool cover design, and I really like the size a lot. Hooray for YTBN Press!"

Jeff Winke
jeffWINKEconsultancy PR & Writing Services
www.jeffwinke.com


Jeffrey Winke is the co-editor of the first small press North American haiku anthology, the Third Coast Haiku Anthology, which was published in 1977. Jeff has been writing haiku for over 30 years. His book, What's Not There: Selected Haiku of Jeffrey Winke is a 2002 Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award winner.

His "Cool Website" winning motion graphics haiku collection called Chances can be viewed at: http://www.gumballpoetry.com/flash/winke.html


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Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

John McManus

I love that cover, Alan. Is it your own art work?

I'll put a copy on my christmas wishlist ;)

It was nice of Jeff to contact you with his thoughts.

warmest,
John

AlanSummers

Thanks John!

Brendan designed this second cover after the first one, vastly different (and pretty super cool too) didn't work for technical reasons.

The second cover, as you'll find out, really works even better, as it's a wrap around design over spine and back cover.

I've had a lot of incredible support for this book, and for YTBN Press, a dream come true. :-)

Alan

Quote from: John McManus on October 20, 2012, 02:22:28 PM
I love that cover, Alan. Is it your own art work?

I'll put a copy on my christmas wishlist ;)

It was nice of Jeff to contact you with his thoughts.

warmest,
John
Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

Don Baird

Best of luck with it, Alan!   :)
I write haiku because they're there to be written ...

storm drain
the vertical axis
of winter

AlanSummers

Thank you Don.

Sales have been good for this book, and readership is even more important! :-)

Alan

Quote from: Don Baird on October 21, 2012, 07:48:39 AM
Best of luck with it, Alan!   :)
Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

AlanSummers

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Many thanks for all the kind comments I've received via emails and social media.  I'm gratified that the book sales are in double figures. 

kindest regards,

Alan
Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

AlanSummers

Thanks to all the buyers who have been excited by this book.

Does Fish-God Know [Paperback]
Alan Summers (Author)

Publisher: Yet To Be Named Free Press (October 15, 2012)
158 Pages
ISBN-10: 1479211044
ISBN-13: 978-1479211043


Amazon.co.uk review extract:
"This tantalizing collection, from leading light of haiku Alan Summers, is stuffed full of unique and evocative gems. Straddling the heady border between reality and surreality are pieces such as "Toy Suns" and "Ghost Knifefish", while "Curse Her" and "Cherry Moon" throw the battle of the sexes into abrupt relief. 

A must-have book for any haiku fan."


Reviewer: Chicago-born musician, and novelist, Tracey Kelly who composes music for film and media.
http://area17.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/does-fish-god-know-haiku-collection-by.html
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Does-Fish-God-Know-Alan-Summers/dp/1479211044/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359120118&sr=8-1


"[Y]our ability to use language to create abstract imagery is downright enviable. Thank you for writing such a vital work." Paul David Mena
http://area17.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/new-book-review-of-does-fish-god-know.html

"The book is dynamite, Alan. Again, I simply love it!"
Pris Campbell

"Alan Summers is one of Britain's top haiku writers."
Brendan Slater
Owner/Publisher, Yet To Be Named Free Press

"Alan Summers makes use of the Western mind  and a Japanese tradition to show that haiku has a place in the modern world, and will still have one if we are ready to keep our minds open to every experience and influence that befalls a human. A manifestation of gendai haiku that shows it's not a dream..."

Johannes S. H. Bjerg
Managing Editor, Bones Journal
http://area17.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/does-fish-god-know-haiku-collection-by.html

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Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

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