Online internet courses by Call of the Page

Are you interested in a Call of the Page course? We run courses on haiku (beginner and intermediate, and advanced). We also run workshops and courses on tanka; tanka stories/prose; haibun; shahai; and other genres.

Please email us at: admin@callofthepage.org
We will let you know more about these courses.

Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Watch out for forthcoming news on Special Event connected to the haiku and art course I lead at Quest Gallery

Correction/update/newsflash re:

Tom Lowenstein will be the guest speaker at a new venue after the June 27th Private View.

Tom Lowenstein guest speaker for Alan's haiku and art course:
http://area17.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/special-guest-speaker-announced-for.html 

This has now become a separate event, organised by Quest Gallery, at a new and equally exciting venue.  

Catch the private view, and then follow the people onto the next stage in the adventure that's ...
haiku and art at the Quest Gallery.

Watch this space!

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Haiku Sessions, workshop, and special event plus The Independent's Exhibition of the week: Michael Kenny: Spirit And Matter, Quest Gallery, Bath



photo©Quest Gallery 2012
Exhibition of the week: Michael Kenny: Spirit And Matter, Quest Gallery, Bath
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/exhibition-of-the-week-michael-kenny-spirit-and-matter-quest-gallery-bath-7734217.html

The Haiku Sessions at Quest Gallery Course by Alan Summers
http://area17.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/quest-contemporary-art-gallery-haiku.html

This course was completely sold out.

For more details about booking on any of these courses, please don't hesitate to email or contact Sarah at the Quest Gallery on: 

Tel. No. 01225 444142 
or email sarah@questgallery.co.uk


Tom Lowenstein will be the guest speaker at the Gallery during their June 27th Private View:
http://area17.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/special-guest-speaker-announced-for.html

For those of you outside England who unable to visit the Quest Gallery here is a pdf catalogue of this incredible exhibition: http://www.questgallery.co.uk/assets/pdfs/MKenny-Catalogue.pdf

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Alan's winning haiku and Update on the World Monuments Fund Haiku Competition

Update on the World Monuments Fund Haiku Competition

Dear poets,

The page is now live and linked via our home page (http://www.wmf.org, bottom right).

We have altered the layout slightly to move the bios to their own page in order to give the haiku itself a bit more breathing room. We have also made the top level of the 'accordian'  default to being open, so that there is more visual interest when one first lands on the page.

Again, many thanks for your engagement and support of preservation, architecture, and poetry!

Lissa Kiernan
Director, Digital Media
World Monuments Fund
www.wmf.org

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Alan's tanka poetry published in Take Five, Best Contemporary Tanka, Volume 4



I thought I'd share a tanka with you that's anthologised in Take Five, Best Contemporary Tanka, Volume 4, released this month.



sometimes
before falling in love
with my wife
again and again
the cries of swifts

Alan Summers



Previously published:
Blithe Spirit (Vol. 20 No. 3 2010, British Haiku Society Journal);
140 And Counting (Seven by Twenty magazine pub. Upper Rubber Boot Books)

Take Five
Best Contemporary Tanka, Volume 4


"Contemporary tanka in English is an exciting literature that continues to grow and develop in the hands of increasing diverse poets around the world. Originating in Japan over fourteen hundred years ago, it remains a strong and flexible form evoking profound responses in the reader."

This year's team consisting of Editor-in-chief M. Kei (USA), Patricia Prime (NZ), Magdalena Dale (RO), Amelia Fielden (AU/JP), Claire Everett (UK), Owen Bullock (NZ), David Terelinck (AU), Janick Belleau (CAN), David Rice (USA), read over 18,000 poems to select the best for inclusion in this, the final volume in the must-read series.





Take Five
Best Contemporary Tanka, Volume 4
Publication Date: May 2012
ISBN/EAN 13: 0615597807 / 9780615597805

weblink: https://www.createspace.com/3785119




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