bottle rockets press presents: thunder and apple blossoms


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bottle rockets press presents: thunder and apple blossoms, by Larry Kimmel . A collection of haiku selected and edited by Stanford M. Forrester


Author’s Note: It should be noted that all of the poems in thunder and apple blossoms appear in Collected Haiku 1997 - 2017. Also, any reader who has read the necessary fly, or alone tonight, will find many old friends here, though often in different format. Still, there is a goodly number of haiku that have never been collected until now. the necessary fly, will be discontinued by the time this book is published, though alone tonight will remain in print, as alone tonight has a strong selection of tanka as well as a number of haibun besides the haiku. thunder and apple blossoms is a part of a twenty year haiku anniversary celebration that the author is giving for himself. Won’t you please join me.

Praise for thunder and apple blossoms

if one could set short form poems to music, this book by Kimmel would be its’ lyrics. — ai li

Prepare to get naked, then nude, for this collection from Monet to tea-dark gurgles and a midnight whistler’s footsteps. These poems are stained-glass parables with red toenails willing to fix an argument for sex with the smart click of high heels.Alan Summers, Co-founder of Call of the Page; and President, United Haiku and Tanka Society.

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