This distinctive book takes us through a full year of the author’s life in haiku - a main point of which is the birth of his daughter.
Babyless belly / the thrill of a stranger / in our bed.
This book comes from the country’s leading independent publisher of haiku and features beautiful illustrations by Barnaby Richards.
Hamish Ironside, born in 1971, has published haiku in various magazines including Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Presence, Acorn and Blithe Spirit. His longer poems have appeared in publications such as Poetry Review, P N Review, The Rialto and The Guardian. In 2001 alongside Roddy Lumsden he co-edited the Anvil New Poets 3 anthology.
Barnaby Richards, born in 1974, studied Art History at Manchester University before becoming an illustrator. He passed an Illustration: Authorial Practice MA with a distinction at Falmouth College of Arts and won The Financial Times Young Illustrator competition in 1998.