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Started by AlanSummers, October 10, 2016, 10:36:05 PM

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AlanSummers

The new website is now up and features two of my essays, or brand new and shiny:


The Reader as Second Verse
by Alan Summers

Black dogs and afternoon rain
by Alan Summers


http://britishhaikusociety.org.uk/essays/
Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

Jan Benson

Alan:
"The Reader as Second Verse" is approachable, and chuck full of supportive quotes.

I have a new appreciation of symbiosis.
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Black Dogs and afternoon rain. An extended excerpt of your sumptuous previous release "Themocracy", but featuring only one of the four poets.

This extended introduction to the works of David Jacobs showcases his deft hand at haiku. Your explications make clearer the collection as a thread on relationships, as well as depression.

Thanks

Jan

Quote from: Alan Summers on October 10, 2016, 10:36:05 PM
The new website is now up and features two of my essays, or brand new and shiny:


The Reader as Second Verse
by Alan Summers

Black dogs and afternoon rain
by Alan Summers


http://britishhaikusociety.org.uk/essays/

---1st Prize_The Italian Matsuo Basho Award 2016 (Int'l Foreign Language)
---A Pushcart Nominated Poet, (haiku "adobe walls").
---"The poet is accessible, the poet is for everyone." Maya Angelou

cactus

Thank you. Just read Black Dog / David Jacobs article on my way to work and enjoyed it very much. Will order this in. Looking forward to reading more of his work.

AlanSummers

Jan,

Thanks re The Reader as Second Verse.

Regarding Black Dogs and afternoon rain
It is different from the original multiple author review and focuses on British poet David Jacobs incorporating what I said about his work in Blithe Spirit (Journal of the British Haiku Society)

which was reprinted courtesy of Sasa Vasic and Haiku Reality: http://haikureality.theartofhaiku.com/bookrew69.htm

and in The Haiku Foundation's reVirals feature:  http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2016/09/23/revirals-54/ which is an extra haiku not covered in my book review in Blithe Spirit.

Chad Lee Robinson is also covered twice because reVirals chose a haiku of his that appears in his collection I reviewed here: http://haikureality.theartofhaiku.com/bookrew69.htm

reVirals:  http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2016/09/16/revirals-53/

I hope to make future articles out of the reviews I did on Robinson's book, and also Kate Hall's collection.

Theme is such an essential part of a collection (or anthology) where invisibly covered or otherwise.

Your comments are very much appreciated, thank you. :)

warm regards,

Alan


Quote from: Jan in Texas on October 11, 2016, 06:12:52 PM
Alan:
"The Reader as Second Verse" is approachable, and chuck full of supportive quotes.

I have a new appreciation of symbiosis.
-------------
Black Dogs and afternoon rain. An extended excerpt of your sumptuous previous release "Themocracy", but featuring only one of the four poets.

This extended introduction to the works of David Jacobs showcases his deft hand at haiku. Your explications make clearer the collection as a thread on relationships, as well as depression.

Thanks

Jan

Quote from: Alan Summers on October 10, 2016, 10:36:05 PM
The new website is now up and features two of my essays, or brand new and shiny:


The Reader as Second Verse
by Alan Summers

Black dogs and afternoon rain
by Alan Summers


http://britishhaikusociety.org.uk/essays/

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

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