Comments on With Cherries on Top

The following comments on With Cherries on Top, starting with blog postings, are mostly from poets included in the book. See also the Press Here page.

Blog Postings


“Exploding with flavour!” —Pamela Cooper

“This beautiful book is an inspiration and a joy. It’s an absolutely beautiful book. Another work of love and artistry. The photography is amazing and seems to express the feeling of the poems abstractly, each one, as I read them—haiga style. Thank you Michael! I love the haiku chosen and I’m so happy to be there amidst the cherries.” —Kathabela Wilson

“A fine book! What amazing work you’ve done, Michael!” —Vincent Hoarau

“Thanks so much for all your hard work here Michael, and for this yummy outcome and sweet memories!” —Michele Harvey

“Awesome. I want to thank you, Michael, for the amount of work that went into making all our haiku look so fabulous. I am extremely impressed. I think it might be the best laid out e-book I have encountered.” —Violette Rose-Jones

“What a wonderful gift, Michael. Thank you, and thanks to everyone who participated.” —Annie Juhl

“Extremely delighted and can’t thank you enough for including me among the big names of the family. The photographs are just perfect to go with the mood of each prompt. I love the book. Thank you once again and congratulations to everybody. I am lucky to be a tiny part of this project.” —Jayashree Maniyil

“This is a beautiful, beautiful book! Really impressive work (by the editor and the participating poets).” —Jessica Tremblay

“This is so very, very cool! Big thanks to Michael, all the prompters, and all the haikuists who participated. Great to be amongst it! This book has made my day.” —Kirsten Cliff

“Great! I am thrilled to be a part of this alongside so many friends and all the amazing poets! Congrats to you all and huge thanks to Michael for all the hard work you’ve put in it. My sincere thanks also to those prompters who considered my work worth including.” —Sanjuktaa Asopa

“This is awesome, Michael! Thank you for all the hard work. I’m so honored to be a part of this beautiful collection.” —Chrissi Villa

“Thank you, Michael, for taking the time to compile this treasure. I enjoyed responding to the August 2012 writing prompts and now have this book as a keepsake. Thank you for including two of my haiku! I love the accompanying pictures. This has been very well put together and I will share this on my blog.” —Asni Amin

“Beautiful, inspirational collection—thank you!” —Mary Sheridan

“This looks fantastic, Michael! Thank you for all your work on this and thanks once again to all the prompters for all their inspiration.” —Mark E. Brager

“More than something to keep like journals we’ve been published in, for me this is a treasure because I have a small hand in it. Like the 30 other prompters, on whose prompts I, too, wrote, I also had the privilege to choose more than five for the collection; in other words, I know the process that went into its making quite intimately. But most of all, I’ll always read each haiku loving it as the work of a NaHaiWriMo friend, most of whom I’ve written with on the same page every day and still do. Thanks again, Michael, for the great work you’ve poured into this superb anthology—the first of its kind, I believe. And congrats to us all, NaHaiWriMo poets! Definitely a treasure! Superb haiku by NaHaiWriMo poets and awesome images so apt together!” —Alee Imperial Albano

“What a wonderful treasure trove!” —Margaret F. Rozenberg

“Fantastic! This is really beautiful! Thank you so much for all your hard work!” —Daphne Purpus

“Thanks, Michael! I’ve got such admiration for you! Beautiful art and haiku!” —Dawn Apanius

“Very cool! I’m blown away by this. It’s on my virtual desktop for many reads over the coming weeks. Nice presentation, Michael, and well done to the poets—tis an honour to appear beside you !” —Terry Ó Ku

“Thank you, Michael, this has been such a wonderful community to be a part of. Thank you for all you do for the poets!” —Jennifer Savage

“This is a beautiful book. Thank you so much. For Mac users it downloads easily and quickly right to iBooks and displays beautifully. Appreciate all this work very much. [Also works easily and quickly for PC users.]” —Jacqueline Chama

“I am so proud to be part of this project. Our haiku community is awesome! Thank you Michael Dylan Welch.” —Kat Creighton

“Wonderful. Glad to read.” —Anna Yin

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this wonderful haiku community, NaHaiWriMo, and also this downloadable e-book! Thank you, Michael Dylan Welch!” —Nan Bagwell Payne

“Lovely work.” —Seánan Forbes

“Wow! Can’t wait to read through all the wonderful haiku more closely.” —Margaret Dornaus

“Haiku fireworks! A must see/read, spectacular book! Most pleased to be included in this book, and be part of the NaHaiWriMo community.” —Stella Pierides

“Wonderful haiku.” —Johnny Baranski

“I am so impressed with the high level of work in this ebook. I’ve read it through twice and Michael Dylan Welch’s artwork and layout (and editing, of course) are beautiful. A treasure to read and learn from.” —Mary Kendall