new book: BORDER LINE POETRY

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My newest collection of poetry, BORDER LINE POETRY, is now available for order. The official release date is 10/8.

lines divide us,
with lines they
try to define us;
inspected at
the border,
lines blur.

To pre-order the Kindle edition: click here

Print edition: Paperback copies order here **borderline_cover

 

If you’re interested in a signed copy (limited copies available) click here to order via PAYPAL

** For those who are like me and want an electronic copy but also enjoy holding the book in their hands… Anyone purchasing the print copy gets an automatic Kindle copy included free… Buy print – get both.


I really need to thank everyone that’s helped me take this dream to its realization. Friends and loyal readers, editors and everyone that’s encouraged me to keep the dream alive. What a long strange trip it’s been.

Ryōkan

There is a bamboo grove in front of my hut.   Every day I see it a thousand times yet never tire of it.
There is a bamboo grove in front of my hut.
Every day I see it a thousand times
yet never tire of it.

One of my favorite Zen poets is Ryokan. To me he’s a Japenese version of Thoreau.  (wikipedia)

If you have an interest in Zen poetry I highly recommend One Robe, One Bowl: The Zen Poetry of Ryokan. You might also want to look at my SENRYŪ poems.

It’s rare that I highlight anything from my artwork page here (my talent is with words not brushes), however I was especially pleased with how this came out.