"Beautiful and ambitious....Rooted in the rich haiku tradition and giving us an international sense of place."--Marjory Wentworth, South Carolina Poet Laureate
Six global partners in distant regions create poetry that is immediate, intimate, and modern, in an ancient poetic form. While exploring the richness of seasons, the book metaphorically visits incidents such as the Arab Spring, climate change, and urban violence. With Catherine Aubelle (France), Flor Aguilera Garcia (Mexico), Gabriele Glang (Germany), and Kae Morii (Japan).
What have we humans
done? Tremors shake, roil coastlands.
Irene roars ashore.
Joyce Brinkman, Indiana Poet Laureate 2002-08, is a proponent of poetry as public art.
Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Virginia Poet Laureate 2006-08, is the author of six books of poetry.