Sense and Silence: Collected Poems by R.K.Singh published A volume of collected poems of R.K.Singh, an Indian English poet, has recently appeared from Yking Books, Jaipur. The volume contains all the previously published collections of the poet besides many new poems, haiku and tanka. Sense and Silence: Collected Poems: 1974-2009, ISBN 978-81-910588-2-6, a volume of Indian English poet R.K.Singh's all previously published poetry collections and several news ones, particularly haiku, tanka, and haiku and tanka sequences, is now published.
Available to Indian readers, especially teachers and researchers, on 40% discount and free postage, the library edition of the poet's poems is priced at Rs.995/- and is available from: Yking Books, 18, Jain Bhawan, Opp. N.B.C., Shanti Nagar, Jaipur 302006, India.
Others may like to contact the publisher for special discount via email firstname.lastname@example.org . It is priced at US$ 50 (including postage).
The contents of the book include:
1. My Silence 2. Music Must Sound 3. Memories Unmemoried 4. Flight of Phoenix 5. I Do Not Question 6. Above The Earth’s Green 7. The Face in All Seasons 8. Sexless Solitude 9. The River Returns: Tanka 10. Every Stone Drop Pebble 11. Peddling Dream: Haiku 12. The River Returns: Haiku 13. Some More Haiku 14. Some Haiku Sequences 15. Some Tanka Sequences
Published Prefatory Notes/Forewords/ Front-Notes/Some Comments
AMBIGUITY Just wanted to dangle a bit over the edge, then come back to reality. What the hell ever that means. Well, I have come back, somewhere—looking for—something that reality still elusive, out of reach. Dangled a bit too long over the edge, Fell off into space. All spaced out for a while, gradually climbed back up. It’s not easy out there; it’s not easy up here. Dangled a bit too long over the edge. Keep falling off; no fear anymore. Still not easy coming back, Still don’t know what I want here. Looking for that certain reality, what the hell ever that means. I live now on the edge, dual personalities—my heart out there. Part of me wants that certain reality, all those shoulds. Part of me wants to follow my heart over the edge. It’s those inbetweens bothering me. Can’t stop searching for that certain reality, uncertain as it might be. Still can’t stop going over the edge occasionally. By James Brandenburg
BRANDENBURG I am a fortress of fire passion in my bones bleeds into my being and transcends moment by moment so hot sometimes it melts iron. I am a fortress of fire my smoke ascends above a solitary mountain in Prussia for 800 years. It is my heritage that flames my poetry today. By James Brandenburg Brand = fire Burg = fortress
FEEDING THE PIGEONS (Madrid) Every morning the old woman’s dog romps in the park, while from her bag she feeds the pigeons a daily ritual from one with barely enough to buy the seeds, but a deed in which coos wash her spirit clean. Morning dew awakens in the shadows of ash and pines, a place for reflection curbed only by broken bottles along the path, by newspaper pages dispersed on benches in different angles at the wind’s discretion, remnants of misery that survived the night and too much drink of one gone searching for a better day as I return full circle to where cooing pigeons mirror the charity of the old woman who bequeaths me tranquility for courage under the rising sun. By James Brandenburg
Somewhere Between Somewhere between midnight and morning she emerges outside my open window whispers between leaves touching as they fall then mists into night’s silky silence Somewhere between dewfall and daybreak she slides into the shadows; when I awaken I look for her behind the wind Somewhere between the hollows and my ribs I feel her echo spiraling upward it pulsates slows a breath away from light The essence of Wordsworth’s Phantom of Delight a flight of fantasy in the night and when I pour forth my inner mysteries she circles in my light’s shadows somewhere between the songs from my heart and silence. By james brandenburg
Voices de la Luna A Quarterly Poetry & Arts Magazine
Tuesday 15 June 2010 Volume 2, Number 4
A Letter from the Editors Mo H Saidi and James Brandenburg
The editors of Voices de la Luna believe poetry heals and the arts advance our quality of life. Therefore we have encouraged youth and adults keen on writing poetry to release their untold feelings and emotions in this form of literary art. As Sandra Cisneros said in a recent interview to be published in the 15 June issue of Voices, “I enjoy writing poetry. When I am about to tackle the characters facing emotional and social issues, I write fiction. To debate social issues, I write essays, but poetry is more of a personal matter for me. I sit behind my desk, release my feelings and emotions, and write poems.” Now we are reaching out to new audiences. We have gone to the Lighthouse for the Blind and interviewed some of their dedicated and proud blind workers, such as Ernie Arce, a 22 year old who works as a general assembler. We have visited homeless people under the Commerce Street Bridge near the Bexar County Detention Center, including a 25 years old pregnant woman. We have conducted a workshop for youth and senior citizens at Bihl Haus on Fredericksburg Avenue, where we highlighted the healing effects of poetry and the relationship between medicine & art. We continue to experience that poetry and arts bring soothing and encouraging results, even among underprivileged and deprived people and among those with disabilities and emotional problems. The therapeutic effects of poetry, painting, and music are especially valuable after devastating events, such as natural disasters and wars. Writing poetry about their grievances, by expressing their grief in letters, and by composing music, helps people purge themselves of pain and suffering and thereby transport painful events from the present into memories of the past. To write an elegy about the loss of a dear one, the poet immortalizes that person, and the memory of that person acquires beauty and sweet love. As Dylan Thomas says in his most popular poem, “Do not go gentle into that good night.” We believe poetry and arts are undying elements of life, and by advocating these aspects and characteristics of the human soul, Voices de la Luna is serving an important role in the community. Even in the gravest of times, we celebrate poetry and arts in San Antonio and Texas as a way of eternalizing our human values.
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Lorin Ford writes haiku and longer poems from her tumbling-down C19 worker's cottage home in Brunswick, Victoria [Australia]. Much of Lorin's early childhood was spent on the foreshore and beach of a Melbourne bay-side suburb. From age nine she lived with her father, who ran the pub in a small East Gippsland timber town. She left school early, at fourteen, preferring a 'glamorous' career in hairdressing to her year 9 correspondence lessons. Later, she received an Honours degree in English Literature and a Dip. Ed. and subsequently taught high school English and ESL. She has remained an eternal student, enjoying her discovery of new aspects of the world, and of poetry, especially.
Lorin's haiku have been widely published in Australian and overseas journals and anthologies. Her credits include first prize in the 6th and 7th paper wasp Jack Stamm awards, in 2005 and 2006, first prize in the Shiki Salon Annual Haiku Awards 2005 - free format category, Winner - The Haiku Calendar Competition 2010 and first prize - contemporary category, THF's 'Haiku Now! 2010 Contest'. Her first haiku collection, a wattle seedpod, was awarded first place in the Haiku Society of America Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Awards, 2009.
Three Lights Gallery published what light there is, an online collection of thirty of Lorin’s haiku, in 2009. More information may be found in her responses to Curtis Dunlap’s Three Questions at Blogging Along Tobacco Road.
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In 1955, born as Masayuki Inui, in Aioi, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He saw his first haiku selected by Tohta Kaneko in a monthly when he was fourteen. In 1975 met Avant-garde haiku poets Tohta Kaneko and Shigenobu Takayanagi in Tokyo. Studied French Literature and Culture at Tokyo University where he received an M.A. in Comparative Literature and Culture in 1981. In 1992 appointed Professor at Meiji University where he continues to teach. In the same year won the 38th Modern Haiku Association Prize. From 1996 to 1998 was a guest research fellow at Paris 7th University. In 1998 with Sayumi Kamakura, he founded international haiku magazine "Ginyu"(Troubadour), became its Editor-in-Chief. Secretary General and panelist of the 1st International Contemporary Haiku Symposium held in Tokyo, 1999. In 2000 co-founded the World Haiku Association with Jim Kacian and Dimitar Anakiev. Also he serves as Director of the Modern Haiku Association (Japan). Now he lives in Fujimi City near Tokyo. Tel & fax: +81-49-252-9823 Email: email@example.com
THE ADIRONDACK REVIEW: A Literary & Arts Quarterly
The Spring 2010 Issue of The Adirondack Review is now online! A sample of what's inside: fiction by Marshall Moore; poetry by Yehoshua November and Nicelle Davis; translations from Martin Krol and Annemie Dupuis; photography by Brandon Lingle; a profile on artist Michael Hafftka by Lori Cole; book reviews and lots more. We're also pleased to feature original German poetry by Jürgen Brôcan.
We hope that spring brings you good cheer. Happy reading!