The Mindful Art of Verandaku: Micro Poems in a Macro World - Volume 1

The Mindful Art of Verandaku: Micro Poems in a Macro World - Volume 1

by Jay Verney


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Verandaku is the daughter of Haiku, the beloved Japanese poetic form made famous by masters like Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson, Kobayashi Issa, and Chiyo-ni. In The Mindful Art of Verandaku, Jay Verney offers the first of two volumes of The Verandaku Project, 999 Verandakus, which began life as a humble blog, Veranda Life, consisting of poems with accompanying images, one per day for 999 days.

This first volume of 333 verandakus, with selected images, is coupled with an essay about the creation of the project and a guide for anyone interested in creating their own mindful artwork.

Verandaku is for everyone, and everyone can write their own verandaku memoir, daily observation, or simple offering of love to the universe in three short lines of 17 syllables. Five, seven, five is all it takes. Enjoy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780994547002
Publisher: Zen Kettle Books
Publication date: 04/20/2016
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Jay Verney is an Australian author who has published novels, essays, short stories, poetry, memoir, magazine and newspaper columns, book and film reviews, and comics.

Jay's first novel, "A Mortality Tale," was shortlisted for the Australian/Vogel and Miles Franklin Literary Awards (and is available as both a paperback and an ebook). Jay has a PhD (in genre and crime fiction), and a Master's degree (memoir) in Creative Writing from the University of Queensland. In 2009, she received a Dean's Award for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Thesis for her PhD.

Jay's second novel, "Percussion," is available in both ebook and paperback, as is her third novel, "Spawned Secrets." Her fourth novel, "Summon Up The Blood," is a result of her PhD and is also a paperback and an ebook, along with the essay that accompanied the novel, "Creating A Custom Fit In An Off-The-Rack Genre World." Jay's memoir, "The Women Come & Go" includes an essay, "The Women Came & Went," a reflection on writing the memoir and how writers research and re-imagine history and lives. It's available in, wait for it, paperback and ebook formats, too. Celebrate.

Visit virtual Jay at her websites for free entertainment:

Transient Total Focus -
One blink at a time
The mother ship, where minty fresh stuff and nonsense and even some useful things reside.

Veranda Life -
Breathe ~ Relax ~Drink Black Tea Often
999 lovely haikus with lovely images, and the inspiration for this book. All the images are there, too. Enjoy.

Zen Kettle -
It makes tea
Zenkus, teeny tiny haikus about life, the universe, and everything. Also lovely.

Last Cat On Mars -
Would you want to be the first?
Dr On Mars welcomes you to a comical world of fun and laughs. It's laughly, and lovely, yes.

You can give Jay all your money by visiting Amazon to purchase even more of her darling works. Ask Prof. Google for 'Jay Verney Amazon.' You know you want to, grasshopper.

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