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This issue consists of several announcements, and a book excerpt.

Thomas Fitzsimmons

1 —We have launched our (not totally finished) website at: katydidbooks.com.

2 — We pass along a request from The University of Chicago Library:

The University of Chicago Library (Special Collections) has established a collection of all the works and papers of Thomas Fitzsimmons, and those of K. H-Fitzsimmons that specifically relate to literary matters.

All the published books have been collected. Should you have periodicals, chapbooks, manuscripts, ephemera, or any letters relating to literary matters, please send them (originals or copies) to TF at Katydid Books.

Reimbursement for postage and copying can be arranged.

3 — We are informed that a book by TF originally published in 1960 (see TF Published Work at katydidbooks.com) has just again become available:

U.S.S.R., It's People, Its Society, It's Culture

by Thomas Fitzsimmons.
Greenwood Press Reprint 1974. 590 pages.
LC 74-12074. ISBN 0-8371-7667-0. FlUS $110.00
Available again 03/19/2001.

4 — We have a published a new book for National Poetry Month (see TF Published Work at katydidbooks.com ): Zia — 64 linked haiku by Dennis H. Dutton and Thomas Fitzsimmons; cover art and four color illuminations) by Karen Hargreaves-Fitzsimmons:

  

 

         

 

Four New Mexico Linked-Haiku Sequences

 

 

 

Dennis H. Dutton & Thomas Fitzsimmons

Art by Karen Hargreaves-Fitzsimmons

 

Katydid Books
Santa Fe
2001

 

 

Paper, ISBN 0942668-58-8; $10.00
Katydid Books, 1 Balsa Rd., Santa Fe ,NM 87505
Phone and Fax (505) 466 9909

 

First Alfalfa Cut
(first sequence)

 

first alfalfa cut
over stripes of green and gold
a swallowtail

                                                    dhd

yellow moon
sails the long thin rivers
coyote hunkers
                                                tf

Bosque del Apache
the cottonwood where Jim
hanged himself
 
 

grass bush tree
in dawn_lit frost
each its own ghost
 

a plastic bag
caught on a barbed_wire fence
fills with wind
 

cedars black
into green blue dappled dawn
two herons rising
 

the smell of bread
fresh from the horno
Taos Pueblo
 

mountain fog
bites into my cheeks—
cedar smoke
 

cars brought to a stop
by the cloudy breath
of the buffalo
 

in the arroyo
one bigchested loud flicker
one rusted pickup
 

Ponce de León
retirement home
the fountain dry
 

spring ice on white
Chiricahua riverstones
Geronimo's bones
 

plastering
the church at Picurís
my fingerprints
 

silver lace
climbs adobe wall
summer lightning
 

in her nicho
the calm surrounding
Saint Barbara
 

ah
the sound of one's soul
clapping

Copyright © 2000 Thomas Fitzsimmons

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