Frogpond, the highly regarded Journal of the Haiku Society of America is in it’s fortieth year. The 2017 Spring/Summer edition (Volume 40:2) included a brief review by Randy Brooks of Blowing Up Balloons. Randy’s review commented:
Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents is a collection of parenting haiku by Australian haiku writers Vanessa Proctor and Gregory Piko. The haiku are presented one per page, without designation of the author, so the reader has plenty of room to enter into the imaginary space and let each expand in his or her own mind. I enjoyed the playful haiku, breakfast / throwing up / baby names, which is both about morning sickness and the fun of rejecting possible names for the coming baby.