REVIEW OF “CLOUD COMPASS”, by Marta Knobloch, 58 pages, cyberwit.net, 2014. This is a masterly work by a profound poet. It is perhaps one of the best poetry chapbooks that I have read. The book is in two sections; the first entitled “Shadow Painting”, with poems inspired by the life and work of Laurence Hope […]Read more "2016-2017: selected book reviews by Adam Donaldson Powell."
Adam Donaldson Powell’s preface to the haiku collection “Flying Pope”, by Ban’ya Natsuishi: A MODERN MASTER OF HAIKU PAINTS THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIENCE. A gong sounds somewhere in the distance, and in the silence that ensues the reverberations of the collective conscience precipitate a collage of impressions that are at once familiar, and yet far beyond […]Read more "From the archives: previous essays on the haiku of Ban’ya Natsuishi."
ESSAY ABOUT THE HAIKU OF SAYUMI KAMAKURA SAYUMI KAMAKURA: the timelessness of the veil behind the veil behind the veil. Literary criticism based on “A Crown of Roses”, a haiku collection by Sayumi Kamakura, published by Cyberwit (India), 2007, 70 pages, ISBN 978-81-8253-090-4, and “A Singing Blue: 50 Selected Haiku”, published by Ginyu Press (Japan), 2000, […]Read more "From the archives: previous literary criticism of the haiku of Sayumi Kamakura."
ESSAY ABOUT THE HAIKU PUBLISHED BY THE WORLD HAIKU ASSOCIATION World Haiku 2008, No. 4: a multilingual collection of contemporary haiku from around the world. (Published by Schichigatsudo Publishing, Tokyo, Japan, ISBN 978-4-87944-117-1, $15, €13, 2008, 230 pages, softcover, edited by Ban’ya Natsuishi for the World Haiku Association) This year’s edition of World Haiku (the […]Read more "From the archives: literary criticism about haiku books by World Haiku Association, Geert Verbeke, Santosh Kumar and Yuko Tange."
norwegian haiku. norwegian haiku — salmon in a sushi roll; exotic and fresh. a beautiful thing. the mind is quite a beautiful thing — until one begins to lose it. aphorism. seventeen random syllables don’t always add up to a haiku. (from Adam Donaldson Powell’s “Rapture: endings of space and time”, Cyberwit publishing, 2007.)Read more "Bokstavelig talt (literally speaking)."
inevitably … the winds of despair are quelled by photographs of cherry trees in bloom. … and suddenly the scent of sakura perfumes the blinding whiteness. spring is eternal. at last … temple bells tickle indecision and doubt with symphonies of hope.Read more "To Esther … (reblogged)"