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Author: John Brandi

John Brandi has been an active walker, writer and visual artist since boyhood rambles in the Sierra Nevada. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, he joined the Peace Corps and worked with Andean serfs who were uniting to regain their land rights. His many books of poetry, prose, haiku, and haibun have earned him a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, poetry-in-the- schools residencies in Yupik, Navajo, and Pueblo communities, a White Pine Press World of Voices Poetry Award, six Witter Bynner Foundation teaching grants, and a Touchstone Distinguished Books Award for A House By Itself: Selected Haiku of Masaoka Shiki. In 1979 he traveled to India to retrace his father's WW II journey as an army private in the India-Burma Theater. It was the first of many visits that led to the Himalayas of Nepal, Ladakh and Sikkim. He recently authored The Great Unrest (White Pine Press), a collection of poems, and Planet Pilgrim (Palace Press), his paean to Japanese poet, Nanao Sakaki.

The Rain Sweeps Through
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The Rain Sweeps Through

Empty Bowl

A new collection of haiku from poet and artist John Brandi. John Brandi’s haiku practice spans four decades—a steadfast companion to his life as a poet, visual artist, and author of numerous books of poetry, travel essays, and haibun. The haiku col...

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Water Shining Beyond the Fields: Haibun Travels Southeast Asia
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Water Shining Beyond the Fields: Haibun Travels Southeast Asia

Tres Chicas Books

Poetry. Fiction. Travel. WATER SHINING BEYOND THE FIELDS focuses on travel in Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Southern China, and Thailand, presented in the haibun form, celebrated by the Japanese poet Basho in the 17th century. John Brandi defines the fo...

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The Way to Thorong La
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The Way to Thorong La

Empty Bowl

Literary Nonfiction. THE WAY TO THORONG LA celebrates John Brandi's mountain travels, beginning with a boyhood hike where he stands "in limitless sky" with his father on a granite dome in California's Sierra Nevada. "A wild delight," he called it. "...

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