TZYNCHROMESH 1 Christian Art & Poetry Magazine is out now.
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TZYNCHROMESH 1 twentynineteen
With his first collection of haiku Brendan Slater stamps his own unique style and distinctive voice on the world.
Though they are individual poems, Slater's haiku present many possibilities for the reader. The placement of two poems beside each other allows the reader to choose their own direction : either vertically or horizontally.
Slater has gone on to be owner of Yet To Be Named Free Press and editor of 'moongarlic' haiku magazine.
Now with a special surprise feature at the end of the book for 2019.
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I have admired Brendan’s work for some time now. We have shared many ideas on haiku. When Brendan approached me with his manuscript idea for two liners, which he was reluctant to call haiku, I was both excited to see what he would produce and honoured he thought of my press. I had 100 poems in hand within weeks from what I suspect was a red-hot keyboard. I had told him beforehand I would only use 60 or so poems and he gave me the difficult task of having to cut some.
My solution was to arrange the poems in such a way as to offer multiple readings, both vertically and/or horizontally, thus enabling the reader to follow the many directions Brendan’s work can take one to while also maintaining a loose narrative throughout.
There is an openness about Brendan’s work which deserves to be presented in such a fashion as to offer the reader many possibilities. I believe we have succeeded in this, but if not, and if English Language Haiku must have rules then Brendan is the man to make ‘em.
Colin Stewart Jones – Editor, Gean Tree Press.