Category Archives: Books

News from the Haiku Homefront

Dear Readers and Followers: Here’s some news you might be interested in, if you live in or near the metro Chicago area. It’s about a few of the workshops and exhibits I’ll be doing in the next few months that … Continue reading

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Holiday Special: A Rhyming Haibun Book

If you really enjoy getting into the Christmas spirit, Susan Beth Furst’s book, Electric Pink A Christmas Haibun, just released for the holiday, is a sheer delight! Furst, a prolific Virginia author and poet, has written a rhyming haibun (prose … Continue reading

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Special: A Haiku Guide That Benefits All

In the midst of reviewing some haiku books during the past week, it suddenly struck me that I can be self-serving and promote my own book for the holidays, too! If you want to improve your haiku writing skills, teach … Continue reading

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Are You An Author? Prospect for Contacts!

If you are an author, you know that your books don’t automatically sell themselves. I talk to many authors who are creative writers, and they are happy just to give their books away to family and friends. I’ve never made … Continue reading

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Writing Simply Is the Best Way to Write

Leonardo da Vinci said: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. I think this especially applies to the simplicity, yet often sophistication of haiku and senryu. In my book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, I try to stress this … Continue reading

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“Renaissance Writer”/Bookstore Owner Interviewed by Newspaper

John J. Dunphy, whom many of you know as a skilled and longtime Illinois haikuist, is not only a successful author in many genres, but he has spent a lifetime promoting the written word. Please take the time to read … Continue reading

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Can You Change the World with Your Writing?

Years ago, an artist-friend told me that she loves to share her art. She said even if just one person who sees it, feels it speaks to them, and gets him/her through a bad time in life, it is worth … Continue reading

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