Katsura Press is happy to announce Christopher Herold's first collection of haiku since 1987. This selection of haiku, many of them award winners, spans nearly thirty-two years. A Path in the Garden is a perfect bound book, 5 1/2" x 7", 100 pages. Watercolor illustrations are by well-respected haiku poet and artist, Ruth Yarrow. With an Introduction by John Stevenson, President of HSA, and a Foreword by the author.

A Path in the Garden is available. We invite you to order: $14.95 plus $2.00 for shipping and handling, for a total of $16.95.

If you'd like to purchase a copy, please make your check out to Christopher Herold, and mail it to:

816 Taft Street,
Port Townsend, WA

an HSA Merit Book Award Winner

A Path in the Garden

haiku by

Christopher Herold

Editor of The Heron's Nest


dragonfly . . .
a stream of thought pauses
on the stone buddha


a warm gust . . .
back through the gate it comes
the whole pile of leaves


hot night
within the din of crickets
a single cricket




A Path in the Garden is a record of observations– so many of them meditative, my favorite kind– this collection is precious, pure, having the quality of inception– the eternal moment which we come to more as vibration and wave. Bravo!”

– H.F. Noyes

“Christopher Herold takes us on a haiku path where we see the love that goes into shaping a garden. Then he takes us out beyond the walls and shows us where the inspiration for gardens has come from: the forests, the mountains and rivers. The haiku in A Path in the Garden are a delight. They lead me on a path I shall follow again and again.”

– Alex Benedict