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Barefoot on the River Stones By Denis M. Garrison
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Barefoot on the River Stones is the definitive collection of Denis M. Garrison's published poems, 1972-2018. This compendium makes all his internationally published verse available again. See his... More > blog What critics have said about Garrison’s tanka: “First Winter Rain is a welcome new poetry collection from a master of the tanka form in English.” Amelia Fielden M.A., translator & poet, Australia “Wide-ranging in subject matter, restless and probing in their inquiry of the human heart, Denis Garrison’s tanka are somewhere near the fulcrum of all his efforts in poetry as editor, poet, and essayist. (He) gifts us all with a lifetime of experience in the highs and lows of a well-traveled soul.” Michael McClintock, President, Tanka Society of America “Denis M. Garrison is a key contributor to the development of tanka in English. His practical encouragement of other writers is widely recognised and appreciated.” Beverley George, Editor: Eucalypt: a tanka journal< Less
She Walked Among the Blossoms By Denis Garrison
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She Walked Among the Blossoms — This tribute in poetry to Deborah Lynn Ripperger Garrison, beloved wife of poet Denis M. Garrison, is illustrated with several photos from her life... More > (1951–2018). Denis Garrison is an internationally published poet, essayist, editor and publisher, the author of several print and online collections of his well received verse. This poetry collection is his memorial and tribute to Debbie, the most important person in his life, his best friend, his one great love, his wife and muse of 44 years. Most of these poems are very brief haiku and tanka, Garrison’s specialty. See the poet’s blog at for more of his works.< Less