FoldedForthcoming: Handmade Journals

Sarah and I have been cooking up some yummy projects for April — National Poetry Month in the USA. Here’s a sneak peek at one item: a flexible travel journal (handmade by yours truly) for all you #bujo enthusiasts out there. Sarah (who LOVES to #bujo) will be field-testing my creation over the next couple…

FoldedForthcoming: WISHBONES by Ben Moeller-Gaa

Our lovely Sarah talked me into opening up an Instagram account so you all could see our titles in various stages of production. When I posted the following photo of blocking one piece from a new haiku/senryu collection, Ben did something brilliant: He responded to my copyediting query in the public comments. I got his…

2017 Wrap-Up

A note from the Editor in Chief When I look back at everything Folded Word published this year, I can’t believe how far this press has come in nine years. From Jessie Carty’s 2008 launch of the YouTube zine Shape of a Box to the 2017 inclusion of The Book of Wishful Thinking and Water…

After Rain

haiku by Gary Schroeder calligraphy by JS Graustein foreword by Joseph Hutchison ISBN 978-1-61019-240-8 Sustainable Edition: print $14 ISBN 978-1-61019-112-8 Global Edition: print $12 Accessible Edition ebook TBA In this collection of 32 haiku presented in the Carolingian hand of JS Graustein, Gary Schroeder celebrates the intimacy of moments. In translating his observations into sensory-rich…

Water Ways

Folded Word announces the release of its second 2017 title, WATER WAYS, a collection of poems by William O’Daly with essays and photographs by JS Graustein.

Now Available: A YEAR UNFOLDING

A Year Unfolding is a haiku collection by Debbie Strange that celebrates the changing seasons in Canada, with each poem written in Carolingian hand by JS Graustein before digitizing.

Write Short & Share: Trokeen

A column created in preparation for Folded Word’s upcoming panel on short-form poems at the New Hampshire Poetry Festival. As we mentioned last week, writing short form poetry can provide a self-contained place to experiment with poetic elements you’ve never used before. Sometimes, however, you might not be able to find a form that uses…

Write Short & Share: Cherita

A column created in preparation for Folded Word’s upcoming panel on short-form poems at the New Hampshire Poetry Festival. As we mentioned last week, writing short form poetry can provide a framework for practicing specific poetic skills. It can also serve as a safe, self-contained place to experiment with new-to-you poetic elements before investing the…

Write Short & Share: Shadorma

This week’s featured short form is the shadorma. I couldn’t find any conclusive information on its invention, but the rules for this form seem to be a riff off the simplified English version of the Japanese tanka…

Write Short & Share: Puente

This week’s featured short form is the puente, invented by James Rasmusson. The rules for this form are simple:

Write Short & Share: Lanturne

This week’s featured short form is the lanturne (I’ve also seen it spelled lanterne). The rules for this form are simple: