Robert Epstein from California, USA, has edited a new collection of poetry titled They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku. While the book presents many haiku celebrating parents, and the bond between parent and child, it also includes a substantial number of haiga and tanka, plus several longer, free verse poems. Hence,… Read More They Gave Us Life edited by Robert Epstein
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
New Zealand poet, Sandra Simpson, has posted a review of Blowing Up Balloons (BUB) by Vanessa Proctor and Gregory Piko on her website. You can read the review here. Sandra’s haiku have been widely published around the world and appear in many prestigious anthologies. Her haiku collection, Breath, was published in 2011. Sandra’s site always has… Read More Sandra Simpson Reviews BUB
Australian poet, Lyn Reeves, has written a review of Blowing Up Balloons (BUB) by Vanessa Proctor and Gregory Piko. Lyn’s poetry, stories and haiku have been widely published. Many people will recall Lyn’s work as an associate editor for the highly regarded literary journal, Famous Reporter. Her collection Designs on the Body, published by Interactive Press, won the… Read More Lyn Reeves Reviews BUB
Mother’s Day will soon be here. And what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with haiku about babies, motherhood and parenting! So, head over to Charlotte Digregorio’s blog, The Daily Haiku, where baby haiku by Vanessa Proctor and myself will be featured all week – thank you so much, Charlotte, for showcasing our haiku on your site. Charlotte will feature a… Read More The Daily Haiku features BUB for Mother’s Day