February 2017


I am also delighted that the winning haibun will be featured in a new magazine that includes haibun as well as free verse poetry and flash fiction which will be due out around April 2017.

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

Berlin afternoon
the rain in your hair
passing time

by Alan Summers
WonderFold Contest Winner for Haibun, January 2017

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There is something quite calming about ducks and our human interaction with them.

‘From troubles of the world I turn to ducks’

F.W. Harvey
Ducks (1919)

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

Alan Summers lives in England, and is President of the United Haiku and Tanka Society. He is a Japan Times award-winning writer; and co-founder of Call of the Page. NHK TV of Japan filmed him for a program called “Europe meets Japan–Alan’s Haiku Journey,” covering aspects of his teaching and passion for the art of haiku.

His forthcoming book titled, Writing Poetry: The Haiku Way, is due out later
this year.

Alan blogs at Area 17: http://area17.blogspot.com

Each day through Sunday, March 5, one haiku written by Alan will appear. Please search the archives for other selections by Alan.

those who stop —
ducks taking colour
from the river

by Alan Summers
brass bell: a haiku journal, February 2017

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Back to Haiku Happenings The Slip-Realism Perception Challenge by Alan Summers My creation of the idea of Slip-Realism was both inspired by Elizabeth Hazen’s haiku collection, and also my time as a…

Source: Monthly article

What is it about haiku? After 25 years of coming back to this genre, being pulled back, I would have to say it’s the mysteriousness of unsaidness in the white echoes of haiku, as well as the …

Source: Favourite Haiku by Alan Summers

word pond

Monet’s pain–
the shadows of haybales
lengthening the sunset

Alan Summers
Area 17

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