Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Bat's Love Song: American Haiku - by Heather Ann Schmidt (CC#6)

The Bat's Love Song: American Haiku by Heather Ann Schmidt was published by Crisis Chronicles Press on 1 December 2009.


     March 20

     Three golden finches
     sing in the white birch trees:
     pieces of sunshine.

     June 25

     Rain on my roof:
     tears of a goddess leaving the
     world heavier now.

The Bat's Love Song: American Haiku is available for $5 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3431 George Avenue, Parma, Ohio 44134 USA.  You may also order securely through PayPal:

The Bat's Love Song: American Haiku consists of 43 poems on 16 pages.  Injket printed on lavender paper and saddle staple bound using pale gray cover stock.  Cover art also by Heather Ann Schmidt.  Approximately 110 copies in print.

Click here to see reviews of The Bat's Love Song at Goodreads.
Click here to see a clip of Heather Ann Schmidt reading her poetry, including selections from The Bat's Love Song, during the Lix and Kix Poetry Extravaganza in Lakewood, Ohio.

Poet's biography (as of 2009, from the chapbook):
"Heather Ann Schmidt is an adjunct professor at Oakland Community College in Michigan. She edits tinfoildresses poetry journal. Her poems can be found in various online and print journals. Her other books include Channeling Isadora Duncan (Gold Wake Press, 2009), The Owl & the Muse: Collected Tanka (recycled karma press, 2009) and a full collection of poems forthcoming from Village Green Press.  She received her MFA from National University."

Crisis Chronicles subsequently published (or will publish) three more collections of Heather's poems: Transient Angels (2012), Red Hibiscus (2013) and Field Notes (forthcoming, 2014).