Walking the Tideline
125 x 180 mm, 52pp, colour cover, paperback, perfect bound
Price $AU16.00 (includes p&h within Australia)
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About the book
'a long awaited first collection from Lyn Reeves does not disappoint. Her gentleness, perception and understanding of her environment, which we have seen evidence of in her editing for Famous Reporter, shine through in her own… our haiku literature is enriched by her presence.' - Janice M. Bostok
'Some readers may think of Lyn's tideline as a metaphor for life, with a perspective that sometimes seems flavoured by Zen, but is always in the haiku spirit'. - John Bird, HaikuOz
"The poems in this collection are shells along the tideline that you may pick up or pass by. It is my hope that in some of them you will hear the sea."
- from a review by Peter Macrow
Lovers of haiku were given a beautiful gift in December 2001 with the publishing of the first collection of Lyn Reeves' haiku. Containing about 70 poems and released by Pardalote Press, Walking the Tideline is a beautifully presented book of poetry, gentle, luminous images, finely crafted responses to the everyday world of nature and people.
Lyn is well-known in Australia and overseas as a haiku poet. She is represented in the international anthology Haiku sans frontieres (Les Editions David, 1998). She is haiku editor for Famous Reporter and contact person for HaikuOz (online). She is also recognised as a fine poet in other genres, having recently received a prestigious Australia Council grant for New Work. Her small landscape format book (18cm x 12.5cm) is a joy to hold and to read. In muted tones, the cover image captures the tideline in one of its lonely moods. A design, overlaid at the top and bottom of the cover, is repeated at the joining edge of each left and right hand page. It is derived from a close-up of seaweed. It looks somewhat like cell structure, suggesting perhaps a going beneath to the underlying unity of phenomena. Her book was brought to fruition with the creative collaboration of gifted designer, Julie Hunt.