Red Moon Press: The Definitive Resource for English-Language Haiku Books & Related Genres

Loyal Readers and Followers:

In case you haven’t been aware of Red Moon Press, it is a valuable resource that I highly recommend. Please read below. You will find all the haiku books that you will need on its website in order to increase your knowledge about the genre, along with related genres, too.

Red Moon Press is an American publishing house located in Winchester, Virginia, specializing in haiku and related genres. It was founded by Jim Kacian in 1993 as a means of bringing English-language haiku to a broader readership.

The press’s first book was published in 1996: endgrain is an individual collection of haiku by the expatriate UK poet Dee Evetts. It also received the first of RMP’s 35-plus major awards in the haiku field to date. In January 1997, RMP produced The Red Moon Anthology 1996, the first volume of what became an annual compendium of the best haiku and related work each calendar year.

Each Red Moon Anthology utilizes a staff of 11 editors around the world to cull, nominate and vote for inclusion. It has become the most decorated serial book in the history of English-language haiku, winning major awards on six different occasions.

In 1999, RMP created two additional series. American Haibun & Haiga, which, after three years became contemporary haibun– to reflect the growing contribution to the genres from poets and artists outside the United States– was the only serial volume which features these two genres. Haibun is prose interspersed with and/or capped by haiku. Haiga is haiku painting. The series was edited by Jim Kacian and Bruce Ross, both of whom served as editors from its inception, and Ken Jones, who joined in 2001. In 2005, RMP added contemporary haibun online to its offerings, edited by these same three, which continues to date under a new editorial team. The print version of the series ended in 2013 after a successful 15-year run.

A New Resonance: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku appeared the same year and biennially since. It features the work of poets who have yet to produce a full-length volume of their own. The series has been edited by Jim Kacian and Dee Evetts since its inception, and has received major awards for four of its first seven volumes. In addition, two “yearbooks” of “New Resonance” poets have been published: Echoes 1 (2008) and Echoes 2 (2018). These volumes offer updated information and new poems from poets who have participated in the New Resonance series over the years.

A collection of hand-made chapbooks was added in 2008: the ”postscript” project honors deceased poets with brief overviews of their work, often in a bilingual format. Twenty-four poets from nine countries have been feted to this point.

Additionally, RMP produces six to eight individual collections per year,  and 18 of these volumes have received major awards. Virtually every top-rank poet of the genre has appeared in a Red Moon Press publication at some point in the past 20 years,


*Red Moon Anthology of English-language Haiku (series), 1996–present

*Contemporary Haibun (series), 1999–present

*A New Resonance: Emerging Voices in English-language Haiku (series), 1999–present

*the tanka anthology (edited by Michael McClintock, Pamela Miller Ness & Jim Kacian, 2003)

Selected Individual Collections

*endgrain (Dee Evetts, 1996)

*Some of the Silence (John Stevenson, 1998)

*A Week in the Lake District (John Elsberg, 1998)

*A Future Waterfall (Ban’ya Natsuishi, 1999)

*Haiku Guy (David G. Lanoue, 2000)

*gathering as the crossroads (Lenard D. Moore, 2001)

*tree & grass cairn (Santoka, translations by Hiroaki Sato, 2002)

*at the tombstone (Dimitar Anakiev, 2002)

*late geese up a dry fork (Burnell Lippy, 2003)

*A String Untouched: Haiku of Dag Hammarskjöld (translations by Kaj Falkman, 2006)

*Presents of Mind (Jim Kacian, translations into Japanese by Kon Nichi Translation Group, 2006)

*New Rising Haiku (Ito Yuki, 2007)

*waking on the bridge (Martin Shea, 2008)

*Poems of Consciousness: Contemporary Japanese and English-language Haiku in Cross-cultural Perspective (Richard Gilbert, 2008)

*the nether world (D. Claire Gallagher, 2009)

*Ksana (John Martone, 2008)

*a gate left open (Alice Frampton, 2008)

*seeds (Yu Chang, 2008)

*more wine (William Ramsey, 2009)

*as far as i can (Dietmar Tauchner, 2010)

*How to Paint the Finch’s Song (Carolyn Hall, 2010)

*everything i touch (Robert Boldman, 2010)

inside out (Christopher Herold, 2010)

*sunrise (Peter Yovu, 2010)

*burl (Mark Harris, 2012)

*distant virga (Allan Burns, 2012)

*Book of Dreams (Steven Carter, 2012)

*A Zodiac (Paul Pfleuger, Jr., 2013)

*before music (Philip Rowland, 2013)

Selected Haiku 1961-2012 (Tohta Kaneko, translated by the Kon Nichi Translation Group, 2013)

*Anchorage (David Cobb, 2014)

* d(ark) (John Stevenson, 2014)

*overtones (Bill Cooper, 2014)

*Songs and Stories of The Kojiki (Yoko Danno, 2014)

*contingencies (Mike Dillon, 2014)

*Elements of a Life (Rebecca Lilly, 2014)




About Charlotte Digregorio

I publish books. I have marketed and/or published 55 titles. These books are sold in 46 countries to bookstores, libraries, universities, professional organizations, government agencies, and book clubs. I recently received an Official Commendation from Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner for my thirty-eight years of accomplishments in the literary arts, and my work to promote and advance the field by educating adults and students alike. I am the author of five non-fiction books: Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All; Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Homes; You Can Be A Columnist; Beginners' Guide to Writing & Selling Quality Features; and Your Original Personal Ad. The first four books have been adopted as supplemental texts at universities throughout the U.S., Canada, India, Pakistan, and Catalonia. They are sold in 43 countries, and are displayed in major metropolitan cultural centers. These books have been reviewed, recommended, and praised by hundreds of critics, librarians, and professors worldwide. I am also the author of a poetry collection: "Shadows of Seasons: Selected Haiku and Senryu." Two of my books have been Featured Selections of Writer's Digest Book Club. I am regularly interviewed by major print, radio, and television organizations throughout the U.S. I regularly sign books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores, and do poetry readings at art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. I was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. I have won forty-seven poetry awards, writing twelve poetic forms. My poetry has been translated into eight languages. I do illustrated solo poetry exhibits 365 days a year in libraries, galleries, corporate buildings, hospitals, convention centers, and other venues. My individual poems have been displayed at supermarkets, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. I have been nominated and listed in "The International Authors and Writers Who's Who" in Cambridge, England and in the "Who's Who In Writers, Editors & Poets U.S./Canada." I hosted my own radio program, "Poetry Beat," on public broadcasting. My poetry has been featured on several library web sites including those of Shreve Memorial Library in Louisiana and Cornell University's Mann Library. My background includes positions as a feature editor and columnist at daily newspapers and as a magazine editor. I have been a public relations director for a non-profit organization. I am self-employed as a public relations/marketing consultant, having served a total of 118 clients in 23 states for the past several decades . In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and libraries. I have been a writer-in-residence at universities. There have been about 400 articles written about me in the media. I have served on the Boards of writers and publishers organizations. My positions have included Board Secretary of the Northwest Association of Book Publishers. I served for five years as Midwest Regional Coordinator of The Haiku Society of America, and for two years as its Second Vice President.
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14 Responses to Red Moon Press: The Definitive Resource for English-Language Haiku Books & Related Genres

  1. I have Contingencies! Love it! Also was able to get my hands on Mike’s first collection! Thanks Charlotte 😉
    Nothing ventured….

  2. haikutec says:

    Pleased to have been on the panel of editors for The Red Moon Anthologies of English-Language Haiku from 2000 to 2005. I do recommend the Touchstone Award shortlisted collection by Helen Buckingham:

    In the very small hours our greatest need is one we often meet head on just by ourselves. In this haiku collection you will see the author measure up, in her trials, tribulations, and also triumphs. If you want an incantation to invoke, that measures up against the ills of the world visited upon you, this is the book: When the blue hour makes or breaks the witching hour and you find you made it through. – Alan Summers

  3. Paul Beech says:

    Great to have the info on Red Moon Press. Thanks for this, Charlotte, and for including the link to Contemporary Haibun Online – I’ve just spent a pleasurable ten minutes browsing their current issue. (Loving poetry and prose equally, I find haibun a rewarding genre to work in.)

    My very best,


  4. One word for Red Moon Press: great.
    Thank you, Charlotte. Hope all is well.
    – Donna

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