|A Daughter's Diary, Liz's first book|
I wrote a collection of seventeen haibun poems chronicling the cancer journey I had in a chapbook titled Not like Fred and Ginger and published by Red Moon Press. I am honoured and humbled to say that it is currently shortlisted for the Haiku Foundation Touchstone Book Award. (As you know, haibun is Japanese short form poetry that begins with prose and ends with haiku.) My hope is that it offers inspiration to anyone who needs it.
It is available on the Red Moon Press website here, or people can e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Although I have been published many times now, I will never forget that years ago you were the first person to ever ask me to publish my work.( Now, if I can just find a publisher for my picture books! (:)
Thanks and all the best, Brian.
Elizabeth (Liz) Crocket
To read a couple of Liz's haibun, to learn more about the form and where to get hibun and haiku published, see here.
Not like Fred and Ginger, Recovery Haibun by Elizabeth Crocket
Elizabeth Crocket is a survivor, but that’s only part of the story she wants to share with you. These 17 haibun describe the human dimension of her conflict with cancer. It’s a paean to the will to survive, but also to the will to meet what life offers in human terms.
“The style in this collection is so matter of fact that you feel as if you are there, a member of the family, neighbor, or friend. There is something here that tells you that whatever happens to us it can’t disturb our inner peace, or destroy our essence, unless we let it. In this collection there is proof that at every turn in our lives there is indeed poetry, if we will just feel it and write it down.” ~ from the foreword by Mike Rehling.
Not Like Fred and Ginger is available from Red Moon Press here.
See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.