The Stone House
an anthology of haiku from Bolin Brook Farm
edited by Lenard D. Moore and Dave Russo
artwork by Diane Katz
For twelve generations, the Andrews family has lived on the very land their Scotch and Welsh ancestors settled in Orange County, North Carolina prior to the American Revolution. This book is a poetic and artistic tribute to that legacy, and to Jean Chandler Andrews Earnhardt, who is the current family resident of the stone house at Bolin Brook Farm.
Made from stones gathered from the Andrew acreage and constructed with the aesthetic of Frank Lloyd Wright, the house itself is ancient geologically. The designer, Franc Sidler, was a Swiss student of Wright’s. This house was Sidler’s successful 1975 ‘thesis,’ which was highly praised by the master architect.
The haiku in this volume are set in the context of muted impressions of the historical farm, which were inspired by the architectural paintings of Frank Lloyd Wright. Through a colored-pencil and encaustic technique that is a cross between printing, drawing and monument rubbing, artist Diane Katz allows hidden textures and images to magically reveal themselves on the surface of the paper.
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|The Stone House — Deluxe Edition — 6x9 in. hand-bound hardcover — 23.95
Handmade hemp binding, Italian Fiocardi cover, Japanese Echizen Washi flyleaves,
Classic Laid Baronial Ivory text, archival, 2012.
|The Stone House — Standard Edition — 6x9 in. hand-bound softcover — 12.95
Grayscale text and illustration, Somerset covers, archival, 2012.
For 33 years, Jean Earnhardt has offered her home as the perfect setting for the North Carolina Haiku Society’s (NCHS) annual Haiku Holiday. From her foreword:
The poets who spend the day here have written hundreds of haiku. Some polish just one and, at the end of the day, have a rare jewel. Others fill a notebook.
Why, I just shake the buildings out of my sleeves. — Frank Lloyd Wright
A haiku speaks subtly. The images it creates may appear different for each person who hears it. A haiku can be a miniature universe or a glimpse of one moment of a rare juxtaposition.
Form follows function — that has been misunderstood.
Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
About the Editors
NCHS executive chairman Lenard D. Moore writes more than thirty forms of poetry, drama, essays, and literary criticism, and has been writing and publishing haiku for over thirty years. He is a 2014 recipient of the North Carolina Awards for Literature, Science, the Fine Arts and Public Service and was the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina from 2007 to 2009. He is a 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. He is a past President of the the Haiku Society of America (HSA): the first Southerner and the first African American to be elected as President of the HSA.
Dave Russo’s haiku have appeared in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Acorn, and other journals. He is included in the New Resonance 5 anthology from Red Moon Press. Dave organizes events for the North Carolina Haiku Society and is on the board of directors for The Haiku Foundation.
Chasing the Sun is another Rosenberry title from the North Carolina Haiku Society.
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