Sunday, January 8, 2012

Some News

I received news this week that Past All Traps has been shortlisted by the Haiku Foundation for the "2011 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award."  Info on the awards may be found here, with links to past winners in all categories.

In addition, Past has made some end of the year reading lists, including one from Joe Hutchison and one from Kris Collins.  I am very grateful, indeed, for all the recognition.

Taking the heart
from Buddha's hand, arranging
it in this vase.

A Love Supreme by Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin on Grooveshark 

a little tiresome
these blooming flowers...
the Buddha sleeps
translated by David G. Lanoue


PS A signed copy of Past All Traps may be purchased via Paypal along the right side bar or direct from me for $8 postpaid, or an unsigned copy may be had from for $10, plus $3.99 shipping.

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Fred said...



Charles Gramlich said...

Hey that is great news. Congrats, man! Well deserved.

Anonymous said...

Deserving, wonderful news, Don. "Past All Traps" just got past another, that is, lack of accessibility. Then comes Santana & John McLaughlin from Love Devotion Surrender. You inspired your self, poet!

aditya said...

Congratulations Don. Great news!

Wrick said...

aloha Don, way cool and congratulations .

Theresa Williams said...

Excellent! Congratulations, Don!

pat n said...

Wonderful news, Don! & Well deserved!
A book I return to often.

Anonymous said...

Well deserved, Don! Whatever helps that fine book find its way in the world is a good thing....

Bart said...

It's a wonderful book & deserves the recognition.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Fred and Charles, many thanks.

Donna, one trap after another ... glad you dug the Santana/McLaughlin and your support from day one has been fab.

Aditya and Wrick, many thanks to you from way far away (but so very close).

Thanks, Theresa.

Pat, the ultimate compliment!

Joe, thanks for all your support. It truly means a lot.

Bart, a bow from across town.


Eric said...

Congratulations Don!

"Not one pigeon on the wrong side of the roof."

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Cheers, Eric ... loving that North Side poem (a little like one of your great "found" item photos). Don