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Best to subscribe early to reserve a copy! Copies of bottle rockets can also be purchased at Amherst Books in Amherst, MA and various book fairs.
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Once again bottle rockets will have a contributor's payment for each batch of poems accepted. (This is limited to poets residing in the US. Payment can't be sent out of the country. We are sorry.) Unfortunately, it's just a token of our appreciation. And who said poetry doesn't pay? (If you previously had work accepted. Please send only an SASE for your token payment.) SASE is required.
Issue #28 has gone out to subscribers and is in some stores. Get your copy while they last.
(Issue #27 of bottle rockets is sold out!)
New!!!!!Come Visit us at the Mass. Poetry Festival in Salem, Mass. Sat. May 4th. bottle rockets press will have a table there and will be selling journals and books! (Save the date!)
bottle rockets book store:
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. E-mail me if you have any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Volume 3 (paperback sold out (rare)
-- Volume 4 (not in stock) (very rare)
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 (email@example.com) and I can send you a paypal invoice. (please note, there's an extra charge of $1.00 that paypal charges.)
Awesome Nightfuall:The Life,Times and Poetry of Saigyo trans. by William R. LaFleur/pb/condition -New,perfect condition/Wisdom Publications/170pp/ Originally $15.00. Our price $11.00 plus $3.00 shipping in the US. Saigyo, although being a waka poet, heavily influenced Basho and inspired much of his work.
Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf:Zen poems of Ryokan trans. John Stevens/pb/Shambala Centaur Editions/102pp)/New with small red remainder mark on bottom of book/ Originally $10.00. Our price $7.00 plus $3.00 shipping in the US. Includes tanka, haiku, Chinese styles poems, etc..... Stevens is the highly admired translator of Mountain Tasting (Santoka haiku)
An Anthology of Japanese Poetry From the Country of Eight Islands trans. by Hiroaki Sato & Burton Watson/Over 600 pages/Almost like new/Columbia University Press/ This is a wide ranging masive anthology of types of Japanese poetry. Tons of Waka, tanka, Haiku, Senryu, & c. Both Sato and Watson are master translators. This book new is $36.00. Our price is $25.00 plus $3.00 shipping in the US. This is an important book.
"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
We are now reviewing submissions for issue #28 and beyond. Remember we have no submission deadline. If we accept something and an issue is full it will be placed in a future issue. Issues published twice a year--Aug. & Feb.
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)!
bottle rockets press is happy to announce the second book in the 3-n-1 anthology series:
one thing leads to another by Wanda D. Cook, Larry Kimmel, and Jeffrey Winke. Edited by Stanford M. Forrester
This 5"x 6.5" glossy, full-color paperback is filled with 45 pages of haiku, senryu, and short poems of suggestion and innuendo. These three veteran poets abandon cardboard topics and infuse their poems with flesh and blood. These poems are alive and explore the other side of the being human that is often ignored.
his kiss deeper than i remember the hydrangea's color
always between a man and a woman that one question
Wanda D. Cook
back home willing to fix the argument for sex
listening to the icing on her lips
day moon her softness gathered in a pale blue halter
erotic email the pulse of the cursor matches my own
Price is $12.00 plus postage In USA, Canada, Mexico add $2.00 To Japan, Europe, elsewhere far away....add $4.00
**New batch of haiku journals in from the late 80s/early 90s! Collectible!