Haiku

Chad Lee Robinson Wins HSA Award

November 16th, 2016

ARLINGTON, VA—Turtle Light Press is proud to announce that Chad Lee Robinson’s The Deep End of the Sky has won a 2016 Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award. Robinson’s book, which won the Turtle Light Press 2014 Haiku Chapbook Contest, took second place among all haiku books published in 2015. “I am more than […]

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Chad Lee Robinson On Haiku

September 22nd, 2015

Interview with Chad Lee Robinson, Prizewinning author of The Deep End of the Sky   Biographical Sketch Chad Lee Robinson was born in 1980 in Pierre, South Dakota and grew up along the banks of the Missouri River. He continues to live there with his wife Kimberly and son, Nathan, and works as the manager […]

Chad Lee Robinson’s “Deep End of the Sky”

August 26th, 2015

Turtle Light Press is proud to release the winner of its fourth haiku chapbook competition, The Deep End of the Sky, by Chad Lee Robinson of Pierre, South Dakota. This collection of 47 haiku takes us on a journey through the vast expanses of the American prairie, where you will see, hear and feel the […]

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Grolier Poetry Book Shop Reading

June 16th, 2014

Rick Black will be reading at Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Cambridge, Mass, this Saturday evening, June 21st, at 6:30 p.m. It will be a combined program with David McCann, who will feature some of his own sijo — a Korean short verse form. We will both read from a selection of TLP books featuring […]

Just Released…The Window That Closes

April 29th, 2014

It’s hard to convey the emotional power of Graham High’s new book, The Window That Closes, which follows his time together with his mother over the last year of her life. Says Fereshteh Sholevar Herrman, a Philadelphia-area reader: “I couldn’t put it down until the last page. I must admit that I cried at the […]

24th Anniversary of Nick Virgilio’s death

June 27th, 2013

On Sunday, June 30th, a crowd of family, friends and admirers will gather together at Harleigh Cemetery in Camden, NJ, to mark the 24th anniversary of Nick Virgilio’s death. A pioneer of haiku poetry, Virgilio wrote about family and those he loved, nature, and life on the streets of his hometown. He touched thousands of […]

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Haiku Writing Workshop & Virgilio Film

June 25th, 2013

A few places are still open in the haiku writing workshop & Nick Virgilio film screening that I will be offering on Saturday, June 29,  from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Manayunk-Roxborough Arts Center in Philadelphia. The cost of the day’s activities is $35, including lunch. Created around the theme of “The Art […]

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SRO Crowd for Nick Virgilio Film

February 27th, 2013

A standing-room-only crowd of about 40 people turned out for our recent screening of the Sean Dougherty film, remembering Nick Virgilio at the Big Blue Marble bookstore in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia. The audience, many of whom are members of the local Mad Poets Society branch, started trickling in around 7 p.m. from […]

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Nick Virgilio Prints Now Available

December 13th, 2012

I’m excited to let folks know about some new fine art prints that TLP now has to offer. On numerous trips to Camden, N.J., to work on the new Turtle Light Press book, Nick Virgilio: A Life in Haiku, I snapped photos of the area and now have turned them into digital paintings, each one […]

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Don’t Miss This Screening…Coming Events!

September 20th, 2012

You won’t want to miss it! Please join us for a screening of the poignant documentary remembering Nick Virgilio… by Sean Dougherty at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7 at Robin’s Bookstore/Moonstone Arts Gallery in Philadelphia. We will have a special reading of sections of the new Virgilio book, Nick Virgilio: A Life in Haiku, […]

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