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Five Books

"If you can afford it, I would recommend that you buy the entire set – I have, and I don’t regret it"!
Lee Gurga, former President of the Haiku Society of America reviewing the Waning Moon Poets in Modern Haiku.

The Earth Drawn Inwards by Cicely Hill
Cicely Hill

"I’m rarely moved to charge back-cover blurb with soft-sell but ‘vivid to the senses: full of colour and texture’ is no more than the untrumpeted truth. There are various tones here, all of them rich… If you’d enjoy wondering at eternity and time, heaven and earth, then let yorself be drawn in – buy it!"
Martin Lucas in Presence.

Over there
A village cut off from the world
By buttercup fields

Words on the Wind by James Norton

James Norton

"When he talks of sadness or loneliness, the feeling is as real as that of Santoka and Hosai."
Susumu Takiguchi.

In mountain rain
pulling on this fur hood
I become my ancestor

Echoes in the Heart by Michael Gunton

Michael Gunton

"Acute observations touched with an acceptance of the world as it is, not without humour."
Fred Schofield in Presence.

hanging around
at the open-air concert
for thunder

Salting the Air by George Marsh

George Marsh

"Thrills me. Page after page of sharp wonders."
Lucien Stryk, author of The Penguin Book of Zen Poetry.

stars fill the hatchway
to the smell of melon

My Green Wife: Koji, Stefanov and Other Poets translated by Chiyoko Mukai, Mitko Vassilev and George Marsh

"Excellent. A must-have."
Jackie Hardy, editor of Blithe Spirit, journal of the British Haiku Society.

the locomotive headlight beam
spots the place
where apples ripen

» beautifully produced,
» page-layouts by top typographer Ian Noble
» hand bound in natural straw microflute tied with satin ribbon
» limited editions, each book numbered

Order any one of the above books for £5.99 plus 45p postage, or buy the complete set of The Waning Moon Haiku Poets for only £22.50 plus £1.50p postage.

Send your cheque now to:

The Waning Moon Press
Flat 33,
St. Martin's House,
Clarence Parade,


We recommend Pilgrim Foxes, a book of haiku and experimental haibun (a genre of prose and poetry in dynamic relationship)...

Order directly from the publisher, Pilgrim Press, at Troed Rhiw Sebon, Cwmrheidol, Aberystwyth, SY23 3NB, Wales. Cheques to K. Jones, price £6 including p&p. American price $11in bills only, no cheques.


Stallion's Crag, by Ken Jones
'"But what do hermits do?" she asked, balancing a wine glass in one hand'. The answer is in "Stallion's Crag", a 6000 word haiku-studded prose poem (haibun) set in the wilds of Plynlimon in mid Wales.
This is the centrepiece of Ken Jones's latest collection Stallion's Crag: Haiku Prose Poems of Wales. It includes sixty haiku - "Sheep & Conifers & Crows" which give a vivid picture of forest and mountain, neighbours and solitude. And there are eleven shorter haibun on topics ranging from rural depopulation to an Owain Glyndwr battle, and from a rural communion service to the people and places of the author's Cwmrheidol.
Published by Iron Press, 101pp. A6 format. 2003 £6 ISBN 0 906228 84 0
Available through booksellers or £6.50 post free from the publisher, Iron Press, 5 Marden Terrace, Cullercoats, North Shields, NE30 4PD.

Also available from Waning Moon Press:


Sense Data: New Science Poems
by John Burnside, the Physicists of Portsmouth University, the Cosmologists of Portsmouth and George Marsh


"head tilted to a night-sky packed with light
I waited for a music I could feel

like motion in the marrow of my bones,
as Goodricke must have done, night after night,

beyond all hearing, resonant as some
struck bell, harmonics
singing in his blood…"

The Life of a Crime
by Ken Etchells

A poem sequence by a prisoner serving a Life sentence
"If you sought me using touch,
I could hide in a bramble patch.

If you sought me using sight,
I could hide in a scrap-yard.

If you sought me using smell,
I could hide……."

£1.00 for charity!

Hand on the Glass

by Karl McLennan

A life-sentence prisoner comes to terms with the brutality of his own behaviour, his criminal life, and the cruelties of his childhood, in strong, moving poems. 40 pages. £3.50. All author’s royalties to Children in Need.

Prison Urine Test For Drugs

I used to get a positive result
And I thought of it as
Putting two fingers up to the system.

Now I get a negative result
And I think of it as
Putting two fingers up to the system.

Add 30p for postage for either of these titles, and send your cheque for the full amount to:

Waning Moon Press
33 St Martins House
Clarence Parade

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