Beneath the Willow Tree

poems from the North Carolina Haiku Society

edited by Lenard D. Moore
pictures by Diane Katz

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Beneath the Willow Tree - deluxe edition

Beneath the Willow Tree - standard edition

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

(Richard Krawiec)

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.

family reunion
everywhere you look
the same smile

(Bob Moyer)

Fleur-de-Lisa has put Willow Tree to music — hear the CD!

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.

Lenard Moore, with Dave Russo, also edited Rosenberry’s The Stone House and In the Night Shallows by Rebecca Ball Rust.

Chasing the Sun is another Rosenberry title from the North Carolina Haiku Society.

Also of Interest

Last Bite

by Robert Moyer,
art by Guntram Porps
& Mona Wu

Learning to See
the Truth

35th anniversary NCHS anthology

The Stone House

eds. Lenard D. Moore
Dave Russo

Stone House Prints

Chasing the Sun

Haiku North America
ed. Bob Moyer

In the Night Shallows

by Rebecca Ball Rust
eds. Lenard D. Moore &
Dave Russo

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