My good friend Gary Schroeder, who co-coordinates the First Saturday Poetry Series at BookBar and who writes marvelous poetry, has a new book, After Rain, coming from Folded Word, a fine indie publisher based in New Hampshire. Gary’s poems are rendered in gorgeous calligraphy by JS Graustein, the moving force behind Folded Word who is also a photographer and writer of fine lyrical prose. And, as you can see from the cover below, I wrote the foreword. After Rain won’t arrive in time for Christmas, but what a splendid New Year’s gift it would make! If next year is anything like this year, we’ll need all the healing encounters with Beauty we can get.
haiku by Gary Schroeder
calligraphy by JS Graustein
with foreword by Joseph Hutchison
Paperback List Price: $14 US
Launch: 26 December 2017
PRE-ORDER SPECIAL: $2 OFF LIST for unsigned copies
Unsigned copies will ship on or before 18 December 2017. Signed copies will ship on or before 10 January 2018.
In this collection of 32 haiku presented in the Carolingian hand of JS Graustein, Gary Schroeder celebrates the intimacy of moments. In translating his observations into sensory-rich poems, Schroeder has granted us access to his private library of the domestic and the wild, the celestial and the terrestrial, the rare and the mundane. To leaf through this subtly elegant collection is to be transported to new microcosms, each with its own sense of time.