Help Me Celebrate!
Grab a piece of cake!
While I’m waiting to hear from my editors, I thought it was time to share the cover of my newest book creation, “Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry. This book will discuss the basics of how to write the Japanese and American Syllabic poetry forms we use in my weekly Tanka Tuesday challenge.
I’ve collaborated with my friend, Wendy Anne Darling of Bookxeedo Book Covers, in the creation of this book cover. I love it! Some of these images have slipped into my blog, as well. How exciting! Can you tell I love the color orange?
I’ve done quite a bit of research on the eleven forms we use: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma. There’s a bit of history, and explanations of how the forms are written. The Japanese forms are explained along with the differences between syllables and sounds in the Japanese language. I break it all down into simple terms.
At the end of each chapter, I’ve cited examples from the poets who participate in the challenge. Sometimes, we learn best from seeing what other poets write.
I’m thrilled to have content editing advice from our own American Haijin, Frank J. Tassone who kindly is reviewing my writing directions for the Japanese forms. I’m indebted to our lovely poetic community who support each other in all we do.
Look for this book in the coming months! I’ll share a few special offers when I get closer to publication.
Don’t be shy! Grab a piece of cake and help me celebrate the cover of my newest creation!