"the world is a global village inhabited by haiku poets"
this is my motto for this publication
Woman's Haiku Anthology
edited by Roberta Beary, Elen Compton, Kala Ramesh
In the memory of Marlene Mountain
Eight copies of Wishbone Moon have just arrived from the USA
On the back cover of this excellent book are the following words:
"Wishbone Moon is a groundbreaking anthology of haiku by women in the international haiku community. As editors we consulted women journal editors and haiku leaders around the globe. We asked them for help in identifying women whose work they regarded highly. The response was enthusiastic. Our thanks to Susan Antolin, Annie Bachini, Marlène Buitelaar, Ferris Gilli, Maeve O'Sullivan, Patricia Prime, Lidia Rozmus, Lynne Rees, Christina Sng, Iliyana Stoyanova, and Irena Szewczyk. Their lists of nominations were the foundation for the anthology. We asked the nominees to give us their very best work. We did not suggest a theme or topic. We wanted to showcase workrepresenting the haiku aesthetic at its best. We believe that is what they gave us, and we thank them. As we made our selections, reading the large body of fine submissions was truly a pleasure."
Roberta Beary, Elen Compton, Kala Ramesh
I am honored to be part of this project and happy I could help by nominating Polish haiku poets: Dorota Pyra, Anna Mazurkiewicz, Marta Majorka Chociłowska, Zuza Sue Truchlewska, Maria Tomczak, Magdalena Banaszkiewicz.
Polish esteemed on-line magazine published my 11 haiku,
my bio and the summation written on them by Robert Kania:
"The leitmotifs of many of her haiku are farewells (with loved ones who leave but she still has a strong bond with them) and transitions (well reflected by a brown spot on her hand or expressed with her glimpse in the train window). At the same time, she can surprise with humor (frog) or with an almost romantic observation (spring gust). While reading her haiku, I feel as if I were hit by a sudden storm - but it does not leave ruins, it is an element of admiration."