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Travels with Myself Haikus from the Road

Author Name: Joachim Matschoss | Format: Paperback | Genre : Poetry | Other Details

The haiku that punctuate Joachim Matschoss' travels work as luminous mile-markers, cryptic road signs and legends on maps that trail off into myth and legend.
Matschoss understands that the language of intimacy between humans extends to interactions with landscape, history, animals and weather. These haiku find the sum of their many parts in a palpable immediacy and longing.

-          Anthony Lawrence


Matschoss devotes himself to an ancient art form that captures the moment before it escapes, and he does it with humour, insight, whimsy, a keen ear, and a sharp eye. In publishing so many haikus, he shares his unique take on the world. Reading them, you may be inspired to create and share yours.


-          Arnold Zable


Travels with Myself is a perfect title for this brilliant Haiku collection by theatre-maker, poet and playwright, Joachim Matschoss. A busy life is hauled back again and again to quiet moments – to pictures in rich words.


-          Irish poet, Terry McDonagh


What is never lost in Travels with Myself is the primacy of experience and the direct way of finding its expression. These haikus are clear-eyed, meditative and full of surprises.


-          Frank Rullow

This book is a phantasmagoria of words beautifully crafted to engage the senses of the reader. As one turns each page, words fall into place, and the journey begins through the neon-lit streets of the poet’s mind. He entices us into his reality festooned with irony, futility and an acceptance of life with all its surprises. Truly a travel book for those that rarely leave or have never left home even when they travel. 


-          Mark Ulyseas

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Joachim Matschoss

Joachim Matschoss was born in Germany and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. He is a playwright, poet and a theatre-maker. He has created theatre in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, India, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Taiwan, Switzerland and China.

Joachim’s poetry, notably the collection, thieves of time (2013), was published in Australia. His poetry has also been published in Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA where he also released a novel, Dead River Oaks (2006) and a literary journal, The old world on Desire-lines (2011).

Joachim published a travel journal in Australia, Away with me (2006). More recently a book about theatre and travel, Rain Overnight (2016) has been published in India, as was his collection of plays, Missing in Me and other plays (2017).



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