close up of dew on milkweed fluff

haiku and senryu by Ben Moeller-Gaa
calligraphy by JS Graustein

142 pages, 5×7 paperback

front and back cover of Wishbones
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  • ISBN 978-1-61019-243-9 Sustainable Edition: print $16
    limited to 100 copies, numbered
    silver-white endsheets
    available to pre-order at the bottom of this page
    launches 15 November 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-61019-116-6 Global Edition: print $12
    available to order at most online bookshops
    launched 15 October 2018

morning calm - the pacing of pages - between us

In this collection of haiku & senryu presented in the Carolingian hand of JS Graustein, Ben Moeller-Gaa explores the unguarded space between a moment’s initiation and its resolution through evocative word choice, masterful turns, and a touch of humor. Whether his subjects are external or internal, wild or domestic, he shows us perspectives that never disappoint.

  • Read excerpts or post a review at Goodreads. (To read excerpts, click on “more photos” below the cover image.)


Ben Moeller-Gaa reading a haikuBen Moeller-Gaa is the author of three haiku chapbooks, Fiddle in the Floorboards (Yavanika Press 2018), the Pushcart nominated Wasp Shadows (Folded Word 2014), and Blowing on a Hot Soup Spoon (poor metaphor 2014). His haiku have appeared in over 50 journals and over 30 anthologies worldwide. He is a graduate of the Knox College Creative Writing program, works for MilliporeSigma, and can be seen in Wicked Pixel feature films. He currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife Jessica and their rascal of a cat Anastasia.

JS Graustein working on calligraphyJS Graustein has been playing with letterforms since she could hold a crayon. Now a grown up (of sorts), she is the typographer, book designer, and calligrapher for Folded Word. She collaborated with NEA Fellow William O’Daly to co-write and photograph Water Ways, a poetic exploration of the Granite State’s blue spaces. Ecologist by training, poet by practice, and publisher by accident – she plies her trades amongst the trees in Meredith, New Hampshire.

A numbered, 100-copy print run, produced locally using environmentally responsible methods, featuring silver-white endsheets.

  • Available exclusively from the press and the author.
  • Single & 3-packs available. Signed copies available for a limited time.
  • Copies will ship when we receive them from the printer, around 15 November 2018.
  • Shipping via USPS Priority Mail is $6.70 in the US, $15 elsewhere. Shipping will be applied at checkout.

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Folded Word
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Meredith, NH 03253

payee: Folded Word
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3 Comments on “Wishbones

  1. Cannot wait to see this💖

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy , an AT&T LTE smartphone


  2. Pingback: Daily Haiku: Ben Moeller-Gaa, Oct. 1 through 7, 2018 | Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

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