Have a Haiku Moment! [Haiku Mind; Shambhala Publications]

Via Caroline Treadway
on Jan 5, 2009
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Explore the simple allure of haikus from ancient and modern masters like Matsuo Basho to Jack Kerouac in Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart via Shambhala Publishing, $18.00. Prized for profound expression of the naked moment, haiku writing requires meditative awareness to elucidate the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Author Patricia Donegan, who taught poetry at Naropa University during the reign of Allen Ginsberg and Chogyam Trungpa, anchors each carefully chosen haiku in just enough interpretation to whet your mental whistle. So no worries if you don’t get it.

This beautiful book offers perfect poetry for today’s impatient reader seeking quality, not quantity. Great gift for the contemplative poet in your life. 


About Caroline Treadway

Caroline Treadway is a professional freelance photographer and writer who shoots editorial and commercial work, including photojournalism, sports, portraits and weddings. She received her master’s degree in journalism from Boston University in 2010. Caroline’s passion for journalism is evident in the variety of stories she covers and the depth of her reporting, documenting the unique and powerful moments of life. Recently, Caroline has been documenting the life of Navajo geo-botanist Arnold Clifford and threats to rare plant species in the Four Corners region of the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and Arizona. As a journalist, Caroline seeks to overcome the traditional boundaries between photographer and reporter. This multi-platform approach gives her the flexibility to create visual stories for a rapidly changing media world.


2 Responses to “Have a Haiku Moment! [Haiku Mind; Shambhala Publications]”

  1. Evan says:

    That was an AWESOME review! Keep ’em coming, please.

  2. Alex King says:

    Caroline… you read books?