“Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.”
George Bernard Shaw
This beautiful miniature book mixes both traditional and 21st century haiku as the poet leads us through a year in his life, week by week through poems that span the natural world, the seasons, the trappings of city life and personal relationships. This is the latest in the Iron Press haiku series and as usual is printed on high quality textured paper and presented in the distinctive A7 format.
we both squeeze through
the kissing gate
Colin Stewart Jones is an artist first – then a writer. He paints with whatever materials he has to hand, mainly household paint and recycled materials. He sometimes makes sculptural assemblage pieces with discarded objects he finds in skips or on the street. Likewise, Colin takes what he finds from his daily life to produce short image-based poetry, utilising the haiku style.
Colin holds an MA degree in Gaelic Studies and an MLitt in Irish-Scottish Studies. He is also the editor for Gean Tree Press which produces Notes from the Gean, a monthly haiku journal.