Saturday, November 12, 2005

frogments from the frag pool: haiku after basho

please join The Mercury Press and Pages Books
for the launch of
_frogments from the frag pool: haiku after basho_
by derek beaulieu & Gary Barwin
Pages Books
1135 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, Alberta
featuring readings by both beaulieu & Barwin.
about frogments from the frag pool:
"Who says you can't teach an old frog new tricks, new licks? Here b and B take on B, with echoes of bp, in a way that honours Basho and that does yes "teach the mind again to leap." Their jubilant transribbitations don't inhibit, they inhabit - visual, bounding, unbound, unwound. Does the frog jump into water, or into the sound of water? Both of course, and when the ripples touch us, the joy and anticipation is catching: our hearts jump too." -- Erin Moure
"Delightful surprises lurk within these pages as Gary Barwin and derek beaulieu examine the old pond, the frog, the splash, and the mind of Basho. From the microcosmic “old pond / universes rise & fall / a single splash” to the anthropomorphic “pond holding / its breath...” to the subjective “mind ponding” to the conceptual “splash as a hole in silence” – it’s all here. This book is a grand addition to the reverberation of Basho’s splash." -- Nelson Ball


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a great story. Waiting for more. » »

1:04 AM  

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