Stirring Ashes

Third Place Winner – 2019 TLP Haiku Chapbook Contest

Stirring Ashes
By Alan S. Bridges

Remarks below are from Susan Antolin, the judge of the 2019 contest

Set in a quintessentially American landscape, Stirring Ashes weaves between the natural world and our place in it with great sensitivity and an eye for just the right detail to create consistently poignant haiku.

An appealing mix of one-line haiku appear at intervals, ranging from the straightforward to the abstract.

One of the challenges in writing haiku is often to simply get out of the way and present the moment just as it is. While this might require careful revision and multiple drafts, the desired result feels natural and uncontrived. Many of the haiku in this collection feel that way to me.

morning sun
the flick of tails
around a hay feeder

With a wide range of images and subject matter, including bison, wheat, scotch, a Navajo toehold, and the inside of a hospital, this memorable collection provides a nuanced look at American life today.

To view this free ebook, please just click on the below image. It will generate a slide show of the work in our gallery.

If you prefer, you can access a PDF of the book here: Stirring Ashes – Alan S. Bridges

Free Shipping in the US for Orders Below $75

Contact Us

Fill out the form below with your questions or comments to TLP and we will be in touch with you shortly!

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)



Your Message

Official PayPal Seal