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1 January 2023

When I started Graceguts in 2009, I combed through my computer for digital files to add, posting many essays, reviews, and poems that I had easy access to. I’m still discovering neglected files, though that’s increasingly rare. Over the years I also scanned text that I no longer had electronic versions of and knew that I had numerous such items (mostly reviews) from Woodnotes that I could eventually process. And now, more than a dozen years later, I’ve gone through all the issues of Woodnotes I edited and have scanned and uploaded all those reviews—209 new ones, as it turns out. There are dozens more, and I know I wrote many of them, but they all appeared without attribution (some of them written by other editors), so Ive left them out of the 209 current additions. Many of these reviews are short, and a handful are mini listings of books I published with my press, thus not reviews, but still of historical relevance. So the posting of all these reviews is a major new addition to Graceguts, a task long in the making, and in most cases I also added book cover images plus occasional cross-links.

This collection of reviews, however, is just one of many recent expansions to this website. The following is a summary of all new additions to Graceguts in December of 2022, a very productive month, ending out the first year that has passed since I overhauled and relaunched this website one year ago.

  • New on the Reviews page are 209 new reviews from Woodnotes, dating from 1989 to 1997. A complete list (without links) appears at the end of this announcement, but here are ten selected highlights:

Clocking Out by Carlos Colón (with additions)

The Essential Haiku: Versions of Bashō, Buson, and Issa, edited by Robert Hass

Grinding My Ink by Margaret Chula

Haiku Compass: Directions in the Poetical Map of the United States of America by William J. Higginson

The Haiku Poetry of Alexis Rotella by Alexis Rotella (audio recording)

The Haiku Seasons: Poetry of the Natural World by William J. Higginson

Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac, edited by William J. Higginson

A Hidden Pond: Anthology of Modern Haiku, edited by Kōko Katō, and translated by Kōko Katō and David Burleigh

In Praise of Japanese Love Poems, introduced by Regina Sara Ryan (with a new postscript)

Sunlight Through Rain: A Northwest Haiku Year, edited by Robert Major and Francine Porad

Meanwhile, my Rengay website now includes two newly published rengay: “Kicking Back” with William Hart (about Los Angeles, and added to my expanding City Rengay page) and “Sensation” with Angela Terry and Cara Holman.

It’s been a very busy month, and I look forward to everything the year 2023 has in store. Thank you for visiting and exploring Graceguts.

The following is a complete list of all 209 reviews just added to the Reviews page, arranged alphabetically. Find the links on the Reviews page.

  • 101 Corporate Haiku by William Warriner

  • A Box of Zen, edited by Manuela Dunn Mascetti

  • A Dash Through Leaves by Penny Griffin

  • A Haiku Garden: The Four Seasons in Poems and Prints by Stephen Addiss with Fumiko and Akira Yamamoto

  • A Haiku Menagerie: Living Creatures in Poems and Prints by Stephen Addiss with Fumiko and Akira Yamamoto

  • A Haiku Path: The Haiku Society of America 1968–1988 edited by the Haiku Society of America Twentieth Anniversary Book Committee

  • A Harvest of Haiku by the Haiku Poets of Upstate New York

  • A Hidden Pond: Anthology of Modern Haiku, edited by Kōko Katō, and translated by Kōko Katō and David Burleigh

  • A Hummingbird’s Dance by Ok-Koo Kang Grosjean

  • A Long Rainy Season: Haiku and Tanka, edited and translated by Leza Lowitz, Miyuki Aoyama, and Akemi Tomioka

  • a matter of wings by anne mckay

  • A Moon in Each Eye by Charles B. Dickson

  • A Patch of Wildflowers: An Anthology of Haiku by Members of the Western World Haiku Society edited by Lorraine E. Harr

  • A Path to the Sea by Dan Brady, Helen K. Davie, Pat Gallagher, and Evelyn Hermann, edited by Christopher Herold

  • A Poet’s Anthology: The Range of Japanese Poetry by Makoto Ōoka

  • A Ragbag of Haiku by Brian Tasker

  • A Ribbon of Silver Thread by Joseph Kirschner

  • A Shadowed Path:1995 Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Members Anthology, edited by Patricia Moran Machmiller

  • A Simple Universe by Sonō Uchida

  • A Slip of Bamboo: A Collection of Haiku from Maui by Victor C. Pellegrino

  • A Small Umbrella by the Spring Street Haiku Group

  • A String of Monarchs by Alexis Rotella and Florence Miller

  • A White Chrysanthemum by Alex Benedict, Jerry Kilbride, Carolyn Talmadge, and Kenneth Tanemura; edited by Paul O. Williams

  • A Year’s Speculations on Haiku by Robert Spiess

  • After Lights Out by the Spring Street Haiku Group

  • All Day Long edited by Garry Gay

  • All Eyes by Francine Porad

  • American Senryu by James D. Hodgson

  • American Zen by a Guy Who Tried It by Steve Sanfield

  • Among Floating Duckweed by Bruce Ross

  • at mull river by anne mckay

  • At the Zendō by Penny Harter

  • Autumn Wind in the Cracks by Tom Clausen

  • Awareness Beyond Mind by Kenneth Verity

  • Bashō’s Narrow Road, translated by Hiroaki Sato

  • Before All the Leaves Are Gone by Gary Hotham

  • Bending with the Wind by Nick Avis

  • Between Two Waves by H. F. Noyes

  • Black Swan/White Crow by J. Patrick Lewis

  • Blue Spilling Over, edited by LeRoy Gorman

  • Bluegrey by Martin Lucas

  • Border Crossing: Haiku and Related Poetry by Jean Jorgensen

  • Braided Rug by sally l. nichols and Carol Purington

  • Cage of Fireflies: Modern Japanese Haiku edited and translated by Lucien Stryk

  • can i get there by candle by anne mckay

  • Cascadia by William Scott Galasso

  • Cherry Blossom Rain edited by Mary Fran Meer with Dean Summers and Marc Thompson

  • Clocking Out by Carlos Colón

  • Cold Moon: Erotic Haiku by Gabriel Rosenstock

  • come at nine come at nine by anne mckay

  • Creativity: A New Psychology by George Swede

  • Cricket Song by John Thompson

  • Cry of the Hawk by Hank Dunlap

  • curve into curve by anne mckay

  • Curve of Light by Elizabeth St Jacques

  • Dance of Light by Elizabeth St Jacques

  • Darkness & Light by Martin Lucas

  • Drawings Among Haiku by Ion Codrescu

  • Dreams Wander: Haiku Society of America 1994 Members’ Anthology edited by Nina A. Wicker, Peggy Willis Lyles, and Kenneth C. Leibman

  • Driveway from Childhood by Pamela Miller Ness

  • Eating Blowfish by Frank Higgins

  • Echoes Across the Cascades, edited by Connie Hutchison, Robert Major, and Mary Fran Meer

  • Emerald Rain by William Scott Galasso

  • Endless Vow: The Zen Path of Soen Nakagawa, translated by Kazuaki Tanahashi and Roko Sherry Chayat

  • Essentially Oriental: R. H. Blyth Selection, edited by Kuniyoshi Munakata and Michael Guest

  • Extended Wings: Haiku and Tanka by Francine Porad

  • Fig Newtons: Senryu to Go by Laura Bell, Garry Gay, Christopher Herold, vincent tripi, Michael Dylan Welch, and Paul O. Williams

  • Fog Lifting by Francine Porad

  • footprints by Nick Avis

  • Footsteps in the Fog edited by Michael Dylan Welch

  • Forest House with Cat by Edith Marcombe Shiffert

  • Foxes in the Garden and Other Prose Pieces by Patricia Neubauer

  • Frog Bytes by Lorraine Ellis Harr (Tombo) and eight others

  • Frogs Singing by Nika

  • Grinding My Ink by Margaret Chula

  • Haiga: Takebe Söchō and the Haiku-Painting Tradition by Stephen Addiss

  • Haiku and Sumi-e by Lidia Rozmus

  • Haiku and Zen: The Bodhisattva of Forgetfulness by Brian Tasker

  • Haiku by Bill Albert

  • Haiku Canada 15th Anniversary Holograph Anthology coordinated by Marco Fraticelli

  • Haiku Compass: Directions in the Poetical Map of the United States of America by William J. Higginson

  • Haiku Moment: An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku edited by Bruce Ross

  • Haiku Tapestry by Naomi Y. Brown

  • Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac, edited by William J. Higginson

  • Haiku: One Breath Poetry written and illustrated by Naomi Wakan

  • Hairs & Hawk Circles by Gary Hotham

  • Hands Full of Stars, edited by Sarah Jensen

  • Heiwa: Peace Poetry in English and Japanese, edited by Jiro Nakano and Brien Hallett

  • Home Sick From Work by John Sheirer

  • Housebound in Nirvana by Brian Tasker

  • I Smell Something Foul by Alison Herschberg

  • In and Out of Fog by Lee Gurga

  • In Each Other’s Footsteps by David Rice

  • In Praise of Japanese Love Poems, introduced by Regina Sara Ryan

  • Into the Wind, edited by Ebba Story

  • Joy Is My Middle Name by Francine Porad

  • Jumping from Kiyomizu: A Haiku Sequence by David Cobb

  • Just a Moment by Jim Norton

  • Ladles and Jellyspoons by Francine Porad

  • Landings Soft by Elizabeth St Jacques

  • Layers of Content by Werner Reichhold

  • Mandalas by Edna Kovacs

  • Met on the Road: A Transcontinental Haiku Journal by William J. Higginson with Penny Harter

  • Midwest Haiku Anthology edited by Randy M. Brooks and Lee Gurga

  • Modern Japanese Tanka by Makoto Ueda

  • More Light, Larger Vision by Geraldine Clinton Little

  • Morning Mist: Thoreau and Bashō Through the Seasons by Mary Kullberg

  • Morning Snow by Kay Anderson, Christopher Herold, Tom Lynch, and Patricia Machmiller. Edited by Patricia Neubauer

  • Mountain Climbing by Carlos Colón

  • Moyayama: Russian Haiku: A Diary by Alexey V. Andreyev

  • Musical Chairs: A Haiku Journey Through Childhood by Alexis Rotella

  • My Haiku Journey by Jack Stamm

  • Nine Steps: A Japanese Garden in the Fog by Wilma M. Erwin and Brad J. Wolthers

  • No Love Poems by Kenneth Tanemura

  • No Reason At All by John Brandi and Steve Sanfield

  • Northern Lights, edited and introduced by Michael Dylan Welch

  • Notes from a Humdrum: A Year in Haiku by Brian Tasker

  • Nothing Sensible: Erotic Haiku by Sue Dering

  • “Nothing Special,” edited by Brian Tasker

  • Oasis in the Heart by Toshimi Horiuchi

  • On My Mind, an interview with Anita Virgil by vincent tripi

  • One Breath: Haiku Society of America 1995 Members’ Anthology edited by Jean Dubois, Michael McNierney, and Elizabeth L. Nichols

  • One Hundred Butterflies by Peter Levitt

  • One Jumps Free by Kevin Hull

  • Out of Cassiopeia by Charles B. Dickson

  • Outcry from the Inferno: Atomic Bomb Tanka Anthology, edited by Jiro Nakano

  • Paper Lantern by Donna Claire Gallagher, Lynne Leach, Zane Parks, and Tom Tico; edited by Ebba Story

  • Paris by William Hart

  • Pathways: Restful Meditations by Kamishiwa Sensei, Gary Crounse, translator

  • Playing Tag Among Buddhas, 1992 HPNC members’ anthology edited by Jerry Kilbride

  • Poetry Postcard Quarterly: Haiku 96, edited by Peter Taylor

  • Presents of Mind by Jim Kacian

  • Raking Sand, an interview with Virginia Brady Young by vincent tripi

  • Rectangle of Light by Marje A. Dyck

  • Red Dragonfly on My Shoulder by Sylvia Cassedy and Kunihiro Suetake

  • Right under the big sky, I don’t wear a hat by Hōsai Ozaki, translated by Hiroaki Sato

  • River by Phyllis Walsh

  • Row of Pine: A Collection of Haiku by Jeff Winke

  • Rumblestrips by John Sheirer

  • Rumours of Snow by anne mckay

  • Scratch-n-Sniff: Haiku and Senryu About Dogs, edited by Ebba Story and S. B. Friedman

  • Sexy Hieroglyphics by Laurie Fox

  • Shades of Green edited by Michael Dylan Welch

  • Shadow Play: Night Haiku by Penny Harter

  • Shining Moments by Neal Henry Lawrence

  • Silent Stones, Empty Passageways, poems by Jean Dubois

  • Silver Mine by Walter Liggett

  • Silver Path of Moon: Haibun by Janice M. Bostok

  • Skipped Stones: Faces in Time by Harvey Hess

  • Snow by Steve Sanfield

  • Snow Falling on Snow by vincent tripi

  • Something Unerasable by John Stevenson

  • Stages and Views by Penny Harter

  • Students Breathing by John Sheirer

  • Sudden Shower: 1995 Anthology, Northwest Region, Haiku Society of America, edited by Carol Edson, Randal Johnson, and Marilyn Sandall

  • Summer in Italy by Jerry Ball

  • Sunlight Through Rain: A Northwest Haiku Year, edited by Robert Major and Francine Porad

  • Tanka Splendor 1992, edited by Jane Hirshfield

  • Tanka Splendor 1993, judged by George Ralph

  • Tanka Splendor 1994, judged by Geraldine C. Little

  • Tanka Splendor 1995, judged by Larry Gross

  • Ten Poems by Issa, translated by Robert Bly

  • Tendrils of the Eye by George Knox

  • Tenement Landscapes by Paul David Mena

  • The Butterfly’s Weight by vincent tripi

  • The Duck’s Wake by Jeff Witkin

  • The Essential Haiku: Versions of Bashō, Buson, and Issa, edited by Robert Hass

  • The Genius of Haiku: Readings from R. H. Blyth, edited by David Cobb

  • The Haiku Habit by Jeanne Emrich

  • The Haiku Poetry of Alexis Rotella by Alexis Rotella (audio recording)

  • The Haiku Seasons: Poetry of the Natural World by William J. Higginson

  • The Moon Tonight by Cathy Drinkwater Better

  • The Mown Meadow by Wally Swist

  • The Music of Tree Limbs by Marsh Cassady

  • The Neighbor’s Red Car by John Sheirer

  • The Patchwork Quilt by Francine Porad

  • The Rice Papers by Pat Shelley

  • The Seasons in Haikai by William J. Higginson

  • The Shortest Distance: 1993 Haiku North America Conference Anthology edited by Ebba Story and Michael Dylan Welch

  • The Slant of Winter Light by Randal Johnson

  • The Sound of Water: Haiku by Bashō, Buson, Issa, and Other Poets, translated by Sam Hamill

  • The Wind’s View: A Selection of Haiku by Gary Hotham

  • the wind-blown clouds by Brian Tasker

  • This Moment by Margaret Chula

  • This Tanka World of Strings by Sanford Goldstein and Kenneth Tanemura

  • Timepieces: Haiku Week At-a-Glance 1993, edited by David Priebe

  • Timepieces: Haiku Week At-a-Glance 1994 edited by David Priebe

  • Timepieces: Haiku Week At-a-Glance, edited by David Priebe

  • Trawlers by Sam Savage

  • Tribe: Meditations of a Haiku Poet by vincent tripi

  • Turning My Chair by Pat Shelley

  • Two Little Girls: Haiku for Fun by Patricia Neubauer

  • Unbroken Curve: 1996 Anthology, Northwest Region, Haiku Society of America, edited by Cherie Hunter Day and Ce Rosenow

  • Unsold Flowers by Ion Codrescu

  • Vermilion Falling by William Scott Galasso

  • Waterlily Shadows by Margaret Molarsky

  • When Butterflies Come: Haiku Society of America 1993 Member’s Anthology, edited by Marlina Rinzen and Jerry Kilbride

  • White by vincent tripi

  • White Flash/Black Rain: Women of Japan Relive the Bomb, edited and translated by Lequita Vance-Watkins and Mariko Aratani

  • Wild Strawberries by Winona Baker

  • Wind Five Folded, edited by Jane and Werner Reichhold

  • Winding the Clock Again by Jerry Ball

  • Windmill Shadows: A Hunter’s Book of Haiku by John Howard Laugenour

  • Wings of Moonlight by Garry Gay

  • Woodshavings by the Spring Street Haiku Group

  • Woodsmoke by Brian Tasker

  • Wooing the Meadowlark by Mary Fran Meer

  • Writing Across Cultures: A Handbook on Writing Poetry & Lyrical Prose by Edna Kovacs

  • Yes by Alexis Rotella and Florence Miller