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Buttonhook Press 2023 Chapbook Series
Mixed Forms: Haiga (or Ekphrastic Haiku)




A Poetry & Art Collaboration

(Click on the title to explore or download the free PDF.)


Copyright © 2023 by BUTTONHOOK PRESS
An imprint of OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters (O:JA&L)

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and Gabriel Rosenstock and Debiprasad Mukherjee.

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and its imprints Buttonhook Press and HOT BUTTON PRESS Contemporary Issues,
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Made available online and/or printed in the USA and elsewhere as a novelty and commemorative document celebrating the publication of the chapbook of Gabriel Rosenstock and Debiprasad Mukherjee.


About the artist:
Debiprasad Mukherjee is an Indian photographer and visual storyteller. He is committed to leverage photography as the most powerful tool to capture the social behaviors across the globe over the years. His photographic vision is not only to depict social, political, and financial issues & conflicts but also to portray surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit.

Debiprasad was the convener of the first Kolkata International Photography Festival, represented World Climate Summit Madrid 2019 as Global Carbon Ambassador and author of “Sound of Silence”. His strong passion for documentary photography & visual journalism made him travel to various countries like India, Australia, Indonesia, France, Spain, China, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, UK, Iraq, Qatar, Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia and USA.

He exhibited his works in more than 20 countries and published in 15+ international magazines & websites. Debi is winner of many international awards & honorable mentions from 32 countries across the continents. He was a key member of Indo-China cultural collaboration team that represented India at Lishui Photo Festival, China.

About the writer:
Gabriel Rosenstock was born in postcolonial Ireland. He is a bilingual poet, tankaist, haikuist, translator, short story writer, novelist, playwright, essayist and, to borrow a phrase from Hugh MacDiarmid, ‘a champion of forlorn causes’. Previous collaborative work with Debiprasad Mukherjee has appeared in The Irish Times, The Culturium and Margutte (See Ekphrastic Collaborations in Mukherjee’s website).

Rosenstock is a member of Aosdána (The Irish academy of Arts & Letters), a Lineage Holder of Celtic Buddhism and a recipient of the Tamgha-i-Khidmat medal for services to literature. He has edited and contributed to books of haiku in Irish, English, Scots and Japanese.  He is a prolific translator into Irish of international poetry, plays and songs. He also has singable Irish translations of Lieder and other art songs.

Gabriel has collaborated his haiku expertise with Debi’s photographic narration multiple times with their works in The Irish TimesThe CulturiumScryptic Magazine,  The Mamba – Journal of African Haiku and Margutte (See Ekphrastic Collaborations in Mukherjee’s website). Their photo-haiku works “The Night Rain” &  “If I Die in My Sleep” got exhibited in multiple galleries in Kolkata.

THE STARS ARE HIS BONES, (Cross-Cultural Communications, New York) available from many online bookshops, is a hybrid East-West project by Gabriel & Debi, which juxtaposes a wide variety of black and white images of people and places in India with ‘found haiku’, extrapolated from an early translation of the Upanishads, considered widely to be one of the world’s great fountains of wisdom.

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