Friday, January 29, 2010

tonight is the night

Well tonight and tomorrow night too. The moon will be at it's fullest around one o'clock in the morning on Saturday.
So check out the moon tonight and tomorrow night. Write a "first thought best thought" poem and send it to Deanna or me by Monday. You can also leave it as a comment to this blog.
For the month of January we will post all the submitted poems on this blog.
An esteemed panel of judges will be selected to review and select five poems each month. At the end of the year five handmade books will be made of the five poems selected per month. The books will be auctioned and the proceeds of the books will be donated to FUKE the Alliance of Dharma Artists.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

thanks everyone

I just wanted to say thanks.
We created five books of Full Moon Poetry. Four of the handmade books were auctioned on ebay and all four sold. The money received for the books will be donated to our host for the two years it took to produce our books, Pacific Zen Institute.
So thanks to:
The buyers of the books.
All the poets that contributed the entire year, month by month.
All the artists that hand illustrated our book.
Everyone that participated in judging the amazing poetry that was submitted.
Special thanks to:
Jan Black for her amazing skill and knowledge about making books by hand.
Deanna Hopper for her dedication and love of poetry and all her work participating in this project.
Oh and Bobby Rae whose "white trash mac and cheese" sustained the entire Full Moon Poetry Society through this project.
So stay tuned. The Full Moon Poetry Society will be soliciting poems by you via the electronic media all throughout this new year.
Thanks again,

Monday, January 4, 2010

photos of books

Hi friends! Full Moon Poetry Society's 2008 collection is here! By scrolling down on this blog you can see cover shots and a sample page of each of the five books. Right - there are only five of these handcovered, hand-bound books with their hand-applied art. The books will be on Ebay today or tomorrow, with more and better photos, I should hope. Proceeds will benefit Pacific Zen Institute.

red floral book, cover

sample page, red floral book

cover, fish-scale pattern book

sample page, fish-scale pattern book

photo below

Friends - the photo just below, of the book with a pattern of gold scrolls on red, didn't reproduce well here at all. We think that this photo will show up much more clearly on Ebay - Ebay has more a sophisticated progam for images.

cover, red-and-gold-scroll book

sample page, red/gold scrolls book

cover, lavender book

sample page, lavender book

brown book cover