Iím happy to share space here today with Robert Epstein, a California haiku poet and anthologist who is also a licensed psychotherapist. I mentioned his new anthology, Every Chicken, Cow, Fish and Frog (Middle Island Press), compiled with clinical psychologist and animal rights activist Miriam Wald, Ph.D., back in December, when I shared the poems of mine that appear in it. I promised more with Robert soon, and here we are!
Before the anthology, Robert also released a personal collection from Middle Island Press, Turkey Heaven: Animal Rights Haiku. I was delighted about the appearance of both of these books, as Iíve been an ďethical vegetarianĒ for nearly 30 years.
Next weekend is "HONORING THE EARTH" - the Earth Day weekend Haiku Society of America meeting and conference Iím coordinating in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Though Robert canít join us in person for that, I look forward to introducing these two books to our attendees. And Iím happy to share a Q&A with Robert here today. (more…)