Victor P. Gendrano. Haiku and Tanka Harvest:
2006-2011. Heritage Publishers: Lakewood, California.
ISBN/EAN13:1468017853 / 9781468017854. Page Count: 126
Binding Type: US Trade Pape rTrim Size: 6" x 9". Published,
December 23, 2011. $14.00.
A selection of over 200 haiku and tanka poems previously
published in various online and print journals as well as
book anthologies, written from 2006-2011.
Victor is a
member of the Haiku Society of America, World Haiku Club,
Tanka Society of America and the Anglo- Japanese Tanka
Society. This is his second book. His first book,
Rustle of Banboo Leaves: selected haiku and other poems,
was published in 2005.
In addition to haiku and tanka,
also includes senryu and vanguard haiku. The poems are
grouped into seasonal, sequence, and multilingual in
English, Spanish, and Tagalog a Philippine language.
Scattered in the volume are haiga or picture poems from his
sizable collection since 2000.
Susumu Takiguchi, Chairman of World Haiku Club and Editor of
its World Haiku Review, wrote the Haiku Introduction.
Marjorie Buettner, tanka and haiku poet, author, and eminent
reviewer introduced the Tanka Chapter. Ashley Wood designed
the book cover.
"Victor P. Gendrano's second book, Haiku and Tanka
Harvest, is a
journey into the heart and soul of the poet. His poetic
works are honest, sincere and, above all, will leave
permanent footprints in the reader's heart. From loneliness,
heartache, joy, and happiness, this book weaves a tapestry
of his life's winding road. Haiku and Tanka Harvest
is a must addition to any poet's library".
~Pamela A. Babusci, Editor of Moonbathing: a journal
of women's tanka