28 haiku-style stories about lives and landscapes, love and war, by a leading
exponent of this exciting new literary form - the haibun, plus 59 freestanding haiku.A sequel to The Parsley Bed, (reprinting).
What reviewers have said about Ken Jones's previous haibun collections:
"It is the brilliant storytelling that makes this book memorable … I expect you've never read a book quite like this one." - Carolyn Hall (Frogpond).
"A varied, sparkling collection … Ken Jones has distilled for us here his long life of adventure, struggle, and illumination" - Ratnagarbha (Urthona: Buddhist Arts Journal)
"The impressive scope and indelible prose style of one of the foremost practitioners of the [haibun] genre today … work that is truly ground breaking"- Jeffrey Woodward (LYNX).
"He reaches back into history, literature and art for his images, and into Buddhist philosophy for the expression of his compassion … uniting all these themes there is the wit, the style the insouciance of the writer" - George Marsh (Blithe Spirit).
Pilgrim Press 2009: pp96. ISBN 0-9539901-4-1
£7.00 post free (cheques to "K.Jones") from Troedrhiwsebon, Cwmrheidol, Aberystwyth, Wales, SY23 3NB, U.K. (Or two for a tenner, post free). Overseas customers: $15 or ? 10; please post cash, or order through the Welsh Books Council website www.gwales.com