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Alan Summers
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Call of the Page founded by Karen Hoy & Alan Summers to promote the love of words through literature, creative writing, and literacy events & workshops as well as creative team building events. Re events and workshops for families, children, and schools.
Call of the Page founded by Karen Hoy & Alan Summers to promote the love of words through literature, creative writing, and literacy events & workshops as well as creative team building events. Re events and workshops for families, children, and schools.

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The Passion of Haibun online course - combining prose and haiku poems into a unique and challenging new medium
The Passion of Haibun -  A Call of the Page online course Haibun is an alchemy of combining prose with haiku poems to create a unique genre of writing: It’s equally at home in poetry; creative short fiction/flash fiction; and creative non-fiction; as well a...

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Alan Summers —  Touchstone Award Winner Alan Summers is a recipient of a Touchstone Individual Poem Award for 2016 for his poem house clearance room by room by room my mother disappears It first appeared in Blithe Spirit 26.1 Blithe Spirit (journal of the B...

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Delighted to be shortlisted out of 660 nominations!

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The Touchstone Award for individual poems - haiku - the Shortlist for 2016 - Alan Summers, British / International haiku poet
Do enjoy the other incredible shortlisted haiku, including two poets from our online courses! https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2017/04/09/the-touchstone-award-for-individual-poems-committee-announces-its-shortlist-for-2016/

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Museum of East Asian Art event with sake tastings: The Musicality of Japanese Poetry: Haiku and Its Rhythm with Alan Summers, Karen Hoy, and Tony McNicol
Nihonshu sake supplied by Sake Samurai: http://www.sakesamurai.co.uk/sake-how-to-enjoy.html Museum of East Asian Art 12 Bennett Street  Bath BA1 2QJ  Thursday 5 March 2015 19:00 – 21:00 Friends and Students £15 Public £20 For Bookings please contact the Mus...

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Nova Normandy 3044 - a science fiction haibun tribute to all World War veterans both past; current; and in future wars - haibun is prose with haiku
https://prunejuice.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/prune-juice-issue-21-now-available-httpsprunejuice-files-wordpress-com201704pj-21-pdf/ Nova Normandy 3044 First there are the phantoms, wheeling around the up currents in an early morning acid; the sun shielded be...

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Experience the genre!

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Haiku: Somewhere a clock is ticking - Part One
Haiku: Somewhere a clock is ticking Title inspired by: Snow Patrol’s Somewhere a clock is ticking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLg7zXlgNus Why the title for this blog post?  Ever since Masaoka Shiki adopted a little known term for a new poetry to come ou...
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