DIVERS HAIKU Forty odd haiku Anarchios Press Limited Edition 100 signed copies £5
[Kevin Bailey, editor, HQ Poetry Magazine 43 & 44]
Alexis Lykiard is constantly at work and I recommend readers to go to his web-site at www.alexislykiard.com if they want to keep up with all his latest poetry, news, and ideas. I have three new books from the Anarchios Press containing Alexis's latest haiku; Haiku at Seventy (£8.00), a perfect bound book, and two booklets Divers Haiku and travelling light - thirty haiku. All three books contain excellent contemporary haiku that keep to the idea of always pushing the form forward - well beyond the pastiche of 'classic’ haiku that typify so many other haiku collections by 'poets' who have turned haiku into a demi-religion. Here are some examples;
Urban trees cut
Writ large on a
Even the more classical haiku have the characteristic of being in the ‘now';
Varied and well written, the haiku and short poems in these three books are a provocative entertainment as enervating as any good jazz gig... Nice.
[Christopher Sinclair Stevenson]
Admirable haiku. And admirable cat!