David Ash gets interviewed by Public Radio at Book Expo!

Even small poems attract big attention at the nation's largest book exposition! Read and hear what Marketplace correspondent David Taylor asked David Ash on the floor of the show. http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/08/19/book_expo/

Writing Chocolate Haiku Is Quick & Simple

Poet and publisher David Ash thinks that writing books of haiku (three-line, seventeen-syllable poems) is fairly fast and easy. He has already produced his first six books of humorous haiku through Basho Press in less than a year. But one of the world's largest media conglomerates now proclaims them quick and simple.

Quick & Simple magazine, a weekly magazine published by Hearst Magazines, features excerpts from Ash's Haiku for Chocolate Lovers on the back page of the May 27 issue. Click here for more...

Haiku for Chocolate Lovers Book Gives Birth to a Haiku Truffle

The gift book Haiku for Chocolate Lovers, filled with one hundred of the short Japanese-style three-line poems for the connoisseurs of cacao, won't be out until October. But author/publisher David Ash is thinking ahead to the unveiling. "Basho Press hasn't had a real release party for the four books published before this one, and I wanted something special to celebrate the first five. And that meant something chocolate!"

Enter Jack Bateman and the Rose Hill Chocolate Company of Mukilteo, Washington. Bateman has already won awards for his truffles. Click here for more...


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Bravo to Andy Rathbun of the Everett Herald for the first review of the series written entirely in haiku! (05/08)

This review appeared in three Washington state newspapers in the same week: The Olympian, The Kitsap Sun, and the Sequim Gazette (4/08).

An interview by Christine Valters Paintner on her Abbey of the Arts blog (3/6/08).

From The Marysville Globe and the Arliington Times, "Special to the Weekender" (February 13, 2008).

From Kathleen Shaputis's blog with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (1/24/08).

The Mukilteo (WA) Beacon article was the first review, and so far the best!

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