For several years, delightful teabags featuring haiku by Vanessa Proctor and myself have been available from Monji Tea (located on the Gold Coast, Australia). Tanya from Monji Tea has now expanded her product range and rebranded her business as the Inspirational Tea Co. You can see from Tanya’s website that her range now includes tea,… Read More Monji Tea Haiku: Special Offer
Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents and Monji Tea new parent teabags are now available in WrappedToYou gift hampers. Australian supplier of hampers and gifts, WrappedToYou, ships world-wide from their office in Newcastle, New South Wales. Beautiful new parent gift hampers can be purchased direct from the WrappedToYou website: wrappedtoyou.com.au. Blowing Up Balloons (BUB),… Read More Baby Poems now in WrappedToYou Gift Hampers
Vanessa Proctor and Kent MacCarter appeared last month at Smith’s Alternative in Canberra (Australia). Smith’s is a fun venue that offers live music, comedy and/or poetry almost every night of the week. After the usual open mic session, award-winning Sydney poet, Vanessa Proctor, stepped to the stage presenting a selection of her Japanese genre, short… Read More Smith’s Alternative: Vanessa Proctor and Kent MacCarter
Monji Tea has added to their range of gift packs containing haiku by Vanessa Proctor and myself. Monji Tea’s delightful gift packs for New Parents contain 10 pyramid teabags containing your choice of either the highest quality organic English breakfast tea, or peppermint tisane. And on the tag of each teabag is one of the… Read More Baby Poems from Monji Tea
What great news, Tanya from Monji Tea in Sydney (Australia) has turned the humble teabag into something inspirational and beautiful using haiku by Vanessa Proctor and myself. Each gift pack also incorporates original artwork by Australian artist, Tatiana Georgieva. Monji Tea offers delightful gift packs for New Parents. Inside are pyramid teabags containing your choice… Read More BUB Haiku in Monji Tea Gift Packs!
Thank you to the respected New Zealand journal, Kokako, for publishing an extended review of Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents by Vanessa Proctor and Gregory Piko. Issue 27 of Kokako includes a review of BUB written by widely published Auckland poet, Tony Beyer. As Tony points out, Blowing Up Balloons is at the… Read More Kokako Reviews BUB
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… Read More Frogpond Reviews BUB
Established in 1969, Modern Haiku is one of the world’s longest running, most well regarded, English-language haiku journals. Modern Haiku is produced in the USA, so the Summer edition (Volume 48.2) was released recently. It had this to say about Blowing Up Balloons by Vanessa Proctor and Gregory Piko: A collection of poems on parenthood by two… Read More Modern Haiku Reviews BUB