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Quendryth Young. The Whole Body Singing.
'Dragonwick', Goonellabah, NSW, Australia.  ISBN 978-0-9803396-6-6 (pbk).  90 page, perfect bound book. October 2007.

Ordering information: AUS$17 (in Australia), AUS$21;  US$25 (to USA or Europe), or 8 IRCs. From the author, 5 Cedar Court, Alstonville NSW 2477, Australia.

The Whole Body Singing contains over 180 haiku.



The Whole Body Singing, recently received an award from the Haiku Society of America, 'for excellence in published haiku, translation or criticism', with second place in the Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Awards for 2008.

Quendryth Young is the editor of the haiku section of the literary magazine 'FreeXpresSion" (Australia), and is the coordinator of
"Cloudcatchers', a group of haiku enthusiasts on the Far North Coast of NSW, which enjoys seasonal ginko, and is a member of the Wollumbin Haiku Workshop.

"Respect for the genre’s tradition is evident in these honed observations but their ambience is local and their time is now. These are haiku of celebration and honest recording in which elements of the diverse environment of coastal, northern New South Wales are given their full due. The Whole Body Singing makes a valid contribution to the development of English-language haiku written in the southern hemisphere".

Beverley George, President: Australian Haiku Society

"Quendryth Young has found her place and voice in the world of English Language Haiku. Her poems, while giving the reader a sense of place, also remind us of the universal human experience and spirit. The Whole Body Singing could not describe her work any better. Her poems are delightful! It is interesting to know that this beautiful work is written by a scientifically educated person. This proves to me that the scientific mind and nature can be comfortably in sync, the aim of haiku".

Janice M. Bostok, Patron of The Australian Haiku Society



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