Richard Kay

Biography

The author admits that he did not really enjoy poetry all that much when he was at school except for E E Cummings who he thought was great. He had a mental image of poets flouncing around in big frilly shirts and swooning over the beauty of buttercups and the like. This really did not draw him to this area of literature.

However, having recently read R.H. Blyth’s books on Haiku he felt the unexpected urge to give Haiku a go. The author enjoys the brevity of Haiku which can nonetheless portray vivid images, emotions and thoughts. Haiku explores the essential in the trivial and sees significance in the seemingly insignificant.

Furthermore after listening to John Lithgow’s audio book on poetry the author even felt moved to give other forms of poetry a try.

P.S. The author is currently searching online for flouncy shirts and quite likes snowdrops.

The author lives in a universe, on a planet, in a country, in a city, in a house, in a body, in a universe . . . .

Should you wish to contact the author his email address is richard.haiku@yahoo.co.uk

For more information about future projects and other publications please visit:

www.richardhaiku.wordpress.com

https://twitter.com/RichardHaiku

Where to find Richard Kay online


Series

Shipwrecked
Heather had been on an adventure of a lifetime aboard the sailing ship Orinoco. But then disaster strikes and she is shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. As the only remaining member of the crew and at just ten years of age, how will she survive? Will she ever be rescued? Is she truly alone? To get the most from this children’s picture book, you may wish to use a device with a colour screen along with an App such as SideBooks which can display the left and right pages simultaneously and has a page turning animation.
Haiku & Selected Poems
This series contains a selection of Haiku and other poems organised broadly by topic. Some are based on direct observation of the natural world, others are more philosophic in nature, some may be described as social commentary and some may even be described as humorous. The author was recently published in the Spring edition of the World Haiku Review.

Books

Shipwrecked Book One Tropical Island
Series: Shipwrecked. Price: Free! Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Heather had been on an adventure of a lifetime aboard the sailing ship Orinoco. But then disaster strikes and she is shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. As the only remaining member of the crew and at just ten years of age, how will she survive? Will she ever be rescued? Is she truly alone? To get the most from this children’s picture book, you may wish to use a colour screen device.
Haiku & Selected Poems Volume III
Series: Haiku & Selected Poems, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This book contains Haiku and selected poems, some are based on direct observation of the natural world, others are philosophical and some are of a lighter nature. The author has been published a number of times in the World Haiku Review and the United Haiku and Tanka Society Journal.
Haiku & Selected Poems Volume II
Series: Haiku & Selected Poems, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
This book contains Haiku and selected poems, some are based on direct observation of the natural world, others are philosophical and some are of a lighter nature. The author has been published a number of times in the World Haiku Review and the United Haiku and Tanka Society Journal.
Haiku & Selected Poems Volume I
Series: Haiku & Selected Poems, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Japanese Poetry
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This book contains Haiku and selected poems, some are based on direct observation of the natural world, others are philosophical and some are of a lighter nature. The author has been published a number of times in the World Haiku Review and the United Haiku and Tanka Society Journal.

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