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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tournesol Announces Publication of Evening in the Plaza by Jeffrey Woodward

Tournesol Books
proudly announces the publication of
Evening in the Plaza by Jeffrey Woodward
Trade paperback
94 pages, 60# cream interior
Full-color laminated cover
5.5" x 8.5" trim size
ISBN-13: 978-0615834757
ISBN-10: 0615834752
$12.95 US / £8.50 UK / 10.00
Available through Amazon, Amazon Europe and Create Space.
About the Book
Evening in the Plaza contains forty-one haibun and forty-eight haiku, selected from the published writings of over a decade, by Jeffrey Woodward, a leading exponent and theorist of haibun, and founder and general editor of Haibun Today. The origins of haibun, or the wedding of prose and haiku, can be traced to 17th century Japan but this literary genre gradually fell out of favor and practice in its homeland; it has been revived and naturalized internationally by English-language poets in recent decades.
"Potentially lost in Jeffrey Woodward's enduring advocacy of the haibun genre is the quality of his own work. No more. The pieces of this handsome collection, assembled from the past decade, exhibit the suppleness of his style, the probity of his thought, and the range of his affections. It isn't essential that a champion of a neglected genre be expert in it, but when he is, it lends credence to his claims of value. This volume will make certain those claims are taken very seriously."
Jim Kacian
Senior Editor, Contemporary Haibun
About the Author
Jeffrey Woodward, with the exception of abbreviated stints in West Virginia, New Mexico and California, has worked and lived in the Great Lakes Region for much of his life. He graduated with honors from Eastern Michigan University with majors in language arts (linguistics) and political science. His poems and articles appear frequently in periodicals and anthologies throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Woodward currently acts as general editor of Haibun Today, a journal that he founded in 2007. He formerly edited Modern Haibun & Tanka Prose and served, in 2010 and again in 2011, as adjudicator for the British Haiku Society's Haiku Awards. His selected poems, under the title In Passing, were published in 2007 and he edited The Tanka Prose Anthology in 2008.
Tournesol Books
P.O. Box 441152
Detroit, MI 48244-1152