Issue #31 has been mailed out today (7-29-14) to all current subscribers!
Please wait till the end of the August, to send material for Issue #32. Any submission coming in now will not be reviewed until the end of August or early September.
If you haven't renewed your subscription, now is the time to since we are printing only a small amount of extra copies and expect them to go fast.
We publish every August & February. (Haven't been late in 16 years! Knock on wood!)
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If you subscribe to bottle rockets and do not receive your copy from the date stated that it was mailed out on the website you have 3 months from that date to make a claim. Any time after that 3 months, we can't be responsible for replacing a copy. (So please contact us before the 3 months.) Each issue tends to sell out pretty fast.
New acquisitions as of 7-30-14 (Before you send a check, e-mail first to see we still have it in stock.) Visit the Bookstore page on this sight for further additions!
Haiku People: Big and Small in Poems and Prints by Stephen Addiss with Fumiko and Akira Yamamoto/109pp/Hardcover with dust jacket/Weatherhill Press/book in new to pristine condition/color prints & paintings, b&w drawings throughout book. A beautiful mix of top notch translating and art. Each haiku/senryu in English is accompanied with the corresponding in Japanese (Kanji). (The hardcover edition is no longer in print.)Oringally $16.95. Our price is $12.00 plus $4.00 shipping.
The Autumn Wind: A Selection from the Poems of Issa/trans. Lewis Mackenzie/137pp/paperback/ Kodansha/On Copyright page it says "First paperback edition, 1984/ book is in Pristine condition. An important book on Issa and well worth it. $11.00 plus $3.00 shipping.
Snow in a Silver Bowl: A Quest for the world of Yugen by Hiroaki Sato/pb/glossy colored cover/mint condition/114pp/RedMoon Press ISBN 978-1-9836848-23-2. Orginally $12.00. Our price $7.00 plus $3.00 (media mail in the US)
Chinese Literature Vol.2/Nature Poetry by H.C. Chang/X-library copy with typical Library stickers , marks, etc.../123pp/Cover wrap in good condition. Learn about the Chinese poets who influenced the classic masters of haiku. Originally $15.00. Our price is $2.00 plus $3.00 (media mail in the US.)
Cape Jasmine & Pomegranates:the free-meter haiku of Ippekiro trans. by Soichi Furuta/1974//pb in good condition/182 pp/Grossman Publishers/ This book is a must have for anyone interested in Santoka and Hosai. This is an rare, excellent book and I'm amazed how it is almost completely unkown. Great intro. A MUST have. Our price is $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping media mail
Zen Poetry:Let the Spring Breeze Enter by Lucien Stryk & Takashi Ikemoto/paperback/Grove Press/124pp/book in good condition with miniscule bend, not a crease on cover. Looks like it's never been read. Stryk is a classic haiku translator and this book contains a strong haiku section. Originally $11.00. Our price $7.00 plus $4.00 media mail in the US.
I've just acquired some copies from R. H. Blyth's famous haiku series. In stock now and not for long.
-- Volume 1 (paperback) sold out
-- Volume 2 (hardcover) In Stock (This copy costs $45.00-includes shipping within the US.) Condition: good-very good. Binding is strong. No writing or stickers in book. 4 or 5 pages have little finger smudges (permanent), Original cover chipped-so included instead is a new sturdy facsimile cover. Other than the stains and smudges, a nice copy. sold out
Hoping to get some more Byth books soon. Will update the site ifI can acquire more copies.
By Hokuseido Press. These are extremely important books for haiku--close to the Holy Grail--at least to me. A full set of these books (Volumes 1-4) run around $500 on the web. All these copies are in mint-pristine condition. They have never been opened/read. They look like you pulled them off the store shelf. (Anything cheaper is usually very water damaged or really moldy.) Each volume is selling here for $65.00 plus S&H. (Unless noted above.) E-mail me at (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I can send you a paypal invoice. (please note, there's an extra charge of $1.00 that paypal charges.)
"Remarkably clear photo reproductions; the layout masterfully combines haiku composed on 3 lines, 1 line and more creative free-style art forms with other short verses . . . ." óDavid McMurray, Asahi Shimbun/International Herald Tribune
"A careful selection of good poems . . . but it is bottle rockets' quest for the unexpected that beguiles." --Beverley George, Editor of Yellow Moon
The bottle rockets bookstore
Visit this section periodically to browse our selection of new, gently used, collectible & rare haiku & haiku-related books! Now featuring books by Pamela Miller Ness, Larry Kimmel, Jerry Kilbride, Carol Purington, Mike Montreuil, William Hart, and The Association for International Renku (AIR)!
**New batch of haiku journals in from the late 80s/early 90s! Collectible!