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Haiku Books for Sale

A long-time Haiku Northwest member recently donated books that we are pleased to offer for purchase. Prices listed are based on a review of prevailing prices online and other books available from each author. If any book interests you, please make an offer by emailing Dianne Garcia at garciadianne@hotmail.com. All prices are in U.S. dollars. Shipping via U.S. mail or UPS will be additional. All sales final.

The following books are available as of February 12, 2017.

Title, Author, Publisher


Suggested Price

River, haiku by John Wills, drawings by Marlene Wills. Folsom Printing Company, Elizabethton, Tennessee. Introduction by Eric W. Amann (editor, Haiku magazine, Toronto, Canada), 1970, second edition 1976.

Dedicated to the parents of Marlene, and to Georgia Southern College. Discussion of the haiga tradition, and comments on this early form for America as “intermedia of art and poetry.” This is a very early self-published hand-bound paperback work by an individual who is considered “the greatest nature poet in American haiku.” The book measures 13 by 5 inches. This volume was once owned by Francine Porad, whose name appears inside the front cover. No ISBN.

Some bending of front cover; the book cover is in green; illustrations are dark ink in a sumi-e tradition. Suggested price: $50.00

Six Directions, Haiku & Field Notes, by Jim Kacian, illustrations by Stephen Addiss. La Alameda Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1997.

Two copies available. The work consists of haiku and haibun, with the cover in gold/burnt umber/charcoal. Illustrations are black/white. Both books are 6 x 6inches. ISBN 0-9631909-4-6.

Both copies in very good condition. One copy has a slight amount of sun fading along the spine, and the other has very minor bending of a page corner. Suggested price: $40.00 each

Eleven chapbooks from the career of anne mckay, published by Wind Chimes Press (first in Glen Burnie, Maryland, then in Vienna, Maryland). Publication dates from 1985 to 1995. Some signed by the author. These are small chapbooks of varied content: mostly haiku and linked verse. Sizes vary with largest about 7.5 x 5.5 inches and smallest about 5.5 x 4.5 inches. All very good to excellent condition. The author signed most of these books “@” (for “anne”). Suggested price: $95.00 for all 11 books

sometimes in a certain light (1985)

ISBN 0-941190-12-9; “reprint 87” in light pencil on a back page.


still dancing (1986)

ISBN 0-941190-17-X


in the house of winter (Pulp Press, 1987)

ISBN 1-941190-20-X; signed to “Francine Porad . . . a kind of singing @.”


street songs (1988)

ISBN 0-941190-25-0. Marked as a “review copy”; stamped “Francine Porad.”


a woman of passage (1989)

ISBN 0-941190-26-9; this book is linked verse.


from the upper room (1990)

ISBN 0-941190-27-7; signed “@.”


shaping the need (probably 1991)

ISBN 0-941190-28-5; signed “again . . . your @.”


rumours of snow (1992)

ISBN 0-941190-29-3; signed “@.”


come at nine come at nine (1993)

ISBN 0-941190-30-7; signed “your @”; stamped “Francine Porad.”


curve into curve (1994)

ISBN 0-941190-31-5; signed “your @.”


at mull river (1995)

ISBN 0-941190-32-3; signed “your @.”


Three collections of Japanese haiku translated by Lucien Stryk.

On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho, Penguin, 1985.

Black and white illustrations by Ike-no-Taiga (softcover), about 5 x 7 inches.

Very slight crease on edge (right-hand side) of cover. Very good condition (to excellent). Suggested price: $10.00

On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho, University of Hawaii Press, 1986.

Black and white illustrations by Ike-no-Taiga (hardcover), about 5.5 x 7.5 inches.

Excellent condition; very slight bending on back top corner. Old price inside right. Suggested price: $20.00

Cage of Fireflies: Modern Japanese Haiku, Swallow Press/Ohio University, 1993.

Softcover. About 5.5 x 7.5 inches.

Suggested price: $15.00

Eastre, by William J. Higginson, From Here Press, Paterson, New Jersey, 1975.

ISBN 0-89120-003-7. Small (4 x 6 inches) very early collection of haiku and haiga—a pamphlet, not a chapbook. The selection of work is very nice.

Higginson is an accomplished and highly respected poet and critic who passed away in 2008. Suggested price: $20.00

Translator, Peter Beilenson, published by Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York. These small, charming, hardback books (4.5 by 7 inches) have illustrations of plants (leaves, flowers) in three colors. All are in very good condition; dust covers show some expected wear.

Japanese Haiku (1955/1956)

Two copies available, both with dust covers. One copy is rust brown and light grey; the second copy is orange, grey, and sage.

Suggested price: $5.00 each

The Four Seasons: Japanese Haiku Second Series (1958)

No dust cover; light gold; illustrated in gold/grey/white.

Suggested price: $5.00

Cherry Blossoms: Japanese Haiku Series 3 (1960)

Two copies available. One copy features illustrations in red and gold; the second copy features prints in red and black.  Both with dust covers.

Suggested price: $7.00 each

To make an offer, please email Dianne Garcia at garciadianne@hotmail.com. Thank you.