Abandoned Farmhouse

Abandoned Farmhouse — Second Edition

Haiku by Edward J. Rielly

Press Here is pleased to announce the revised and expanded edition of Edward J. Rielly’s Abandoned Farmhouse (the first edition appeared in 2000). The new book features 17 poems in the title sequence, and an additional 49 haiku in four seasonal sections. The author says that writing these haiku has been “at heart a joyous experience, even a celebration,” and trusts that readers will not see these poems as sad. See also the author’s other books on Amazon.

abandoned farmhouse:

               wallpaper peeling back

                              to my childhood

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2021 (second, expanded edition), perfectbound, 56 pages, 5 x 8 inches, ISBN 978-1-878798-41-1

Edward J. Rielly is a professor emeritus of English and former director of the writing and publishing program at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine. A widely published author, his books include a memoir of his childhood (Bread Pudding and Other Memories: A Boyhood on the Farm), children’s picture books, biographies, cultural histories, studies of baseball and football, and many collections of poetry. His haiku have appeared in several chapbooks and dozens of magazines since the 1970s. His Answers Instead: A Life in Haiku is the 2016 recipient of the Kanterman Memorial Award from the Haiku Society of America. He lives in Westbrook, Maine, with his wife, Jeanne.

See Edward J. Riellys Author Page on Amazon.

The first edition of this book, Abandoned Farmhouse and Other Poems, was published in 2000, with a somewhat different introduction and with eleven poems in the title sequence plus 21 additional haiku, some of them in earlier versions. The ISBN for the original book was 1-878798-21-9. It was 5 x 7½ inches in size and 28 pages in length.