• absentmindedly /
    eating a persimmon /
    in the poet's house
    --pjm
  • Autumn Loneliness awarded
    “Best Memoir 2010”

    Judges’ Commentary

    “The letters have an engaging, lyrical quality that read not only as a document of their times, but also as a window into the spirits and souls of two young people deeply in love with each other and fully engaged in the wonder and challenge of living. . . .This little gem [is] one of those rare finds one always feels blessed to have run across—interesting and moving in a quiet way.”

    “Although I did not know the Tokutomis were such significant people in the world of haiku, I still found the story of their love, their hardships, their separation, and their challenges to be presented in a way that enchanted, captivated, and fascinated me. The book is nearly impossible to put down.”

  • Autumn Loneliness: The Letters of Kiyoshi and Kiyoko Tokutomi, July-December, 1967
    translated from the Japanese by Tei Matsushita Scott and Patricia J. Machmiller
    $27.50

  • Blush of Winter Moon
    Haiku by Patricia J. Machmiller
    $16.00

  • Kiyoko’s Sky: The Haiku of Kiyoko Tokutomi
    Haiku translated from the Japanese with Fay Aoyagi
    $16.00

  • Links:

    • www.dandelions.us
    • www.matsushita.com
    • http://fayaoyagi.wordpress.com
    • www.hardscratchpress.com

    To order any of these books, please e-mail your request to patriciajmachmiller@msn.com