Beneath the Willow Tree
poems from the North Carolina Haiku Society
edited by Lenard D. Moore
pictures by Diane Katz
Lenard Moore, Executive Chairman of the North Carolina Haiku Society, past president of the Haiku Society of America and an editor of Simply Haiku has selected work from the best of his fellow North Carolinian haijin for Beneath the Willow Tree.
Spacious design, with sensitive and unusual illustrations provide a sense-heightening context for the selected haiku. In addition to Lenard Moore’s own haiku, the volume includes poems by Richard Straw, Charlie Smith, Dave Russo, Bob Moyer, Kate MacQueen, Richard Krawiec, Curtis Dunlap, L. Teresa Church, and Philip Bizzarri.
credit card bills
cover the kitchen table
a line of ants
For each illustration, Diane Katz “had the pleasure of sifting through linoleum carvings made in each decade of my life…selecting pictures and textures often so serendipitously suited to the poem. Through energetic rubbing, hidden images magically reveal themselves….”
|Beneath the Willow Tree — Deluxe Edition — 6x9 in. hand-bound hardcover — 21.95
Handmade cotton binding, Italian Fiocardi cover, Handmade Thai mulberry flyleaves with botanical inclusions, archival, 2007.
|Beneath the Willow Tree — Standard Edition — 6x9 in. hand-bound softcover — 10.95
English Somerset covers, archival, 2007.
everywhere you look
the same smile
About the Editors
Lenard D. Moore is a 2014 recipient of the North Carolina Awards for Literature, Science, the Fine Arts and Public Service. He has written more than thirty forms of poetry, drama, essays, and literary criticism, and has been writing and publishing haiku for over thirty years. He was Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina from 2007 to 2009, and founder and Executive Director of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective, and co-founder of Washington Street Writers’ Group. He has won the Sam Ragan Fine Arts Award for his contribution to the fine arts of North Carolina. As a past President of the the Haiku Society of America (HSA) he is the first Southerner and the first African American to be elected as President of the HSA.
Chasing the Sun is another Rosenberry title from the North Carolina Haiku Society.
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