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We’re absolutely thrilled to announce the release of “Japanese Poems Steal Brains”, an 80 page fully illustrated book of seventeen syllable poems.

The book tells a story of what it is like being in Haiku Salut. The highs, the lows, the being lost and the being sick. The variety of olives consumed. The passing of an old friend and the arrival of a postal van. A tour memoir of sorts.

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The book is illustrated throughout by the forever talented Katrine Brosnan and will be published on the 3rd of November.

trumpet parpWe will be throwing a book launch party at Scarthin Books in the Peak District on Saturday 1st November from 7pm. You can read about Scarthin Books here in The World’s Top 10 Book Shops according to The Guardian. It’s a free event and all ages are welcome, don’t forget to bring a bottle for the table!

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Amelia’s Magazine have kindly written a feature on “Japanese Poems Steal Brains” and how it came about here including pages from the book, a piece from the editor Ian Watson and an interview with Sophie.
“The first time I took Haiku Salut out for lunch, they pretty much ignored me for the whole of the meal.” Ian Watson (Editor)

There will be copies of the book available at our forthcoming lamp show tour.


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