incoming tide

Catherine Mair with her new collection. Photo: Sandra Simpson

I’m very pleased to announce that Catherine Mair, founder of the Katikati Haiku Pathway, has published her first volume of collected works – haiku, tanka and haibun – with the title incoming tide.

Catherine, who was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal in 2008 for her services to poetry and the community, was also the founding editor of winterSPIN when it began publishing the Japanese forms/ short poetry, a publication that evolved into Kokako, New Zealand’s only journal dedicated to haiku, tanka, etc.

indian summer
sea fills the slack
in her old togs

– Catherine Mair

incoming tide is 75 pages and sells for $25 (including P&P within New Zealand) – send ordering information and cheques to Catherine at PO Box 62, Katikati 3166.

People outside New Zealand who wish to purchase a copy should email Catherine to inquire about rates. The book, which shows Catherine and her siblings as children on the front cover, has been handsomely produced by Kale Print in Tauranga. ISBN 978-0-473-35061-1.

while he sleeps
in another room
for some reason
I want to
write again

– Catherine Mair

Disclaimer: I have been involved with the production of this book so don’t feel able to review it. My general view that it’s a worthwhile collection from someone who has been writing haiku for almost 40 years.

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