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The Humours of Haiku

The Humours of Haiku

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This new Iron Press anthology showcases 240 haiku by over 100 poets, exploring the full gamut of emotions possible in just a handful of lines. The book includes more than 50 haiku poets, including Ken Jones, Hamish Ironside, Doreen King, David Cobb, Bill Wyatt and Jackie Hardy. The book itself comes in pocket-size A6 format, printed on textured cream paper, cementing Iron Press’ reputation for producing beautiful gift editions of haiku poetry.

One year on –
No tan lines
On my ring finger

Alison Williams

I draw myself
a happy face

Lynne Rees

my letter to you
I rejoin the perforations
of two stamps

Graham High

David Cobb was recently referred to by Stephen Fry on BBC Radio 4 as “the haiku expert”. His collection Jumping from Kiyomizu was published by Iron Press in 1996. His other anthologies include The Iron Book of British Haiku (Iron Press, 1998), The British Museum: Haiku (2002) and Euro-Haiku (Iron Press, 2007). He has judged haiku contests in the UK and the US (including the Times national haiku contest), while his own haiku have won many international awards, including the Cardiff International Competition and contests in the US, New Zealand, France, Croatia, Serbia and Japan. He lives in Braintree, Essex.