Quendryth Young. The Whole Body Singing.
Goonellabah, NSW, Australia. ISBN 978-0-9803396-6-6 (pbk).
90 page, perfect
bound book. October 2007.
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
"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
"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".
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
M. Bostok, Patron of The Australian Haiku Society