the first gembun anthology
selected and edited by ai li
Celebrating Gembun’s Silver Jubilee
12 June 1997 – 12 June 2022
Another unique storytelling short form genre
created by ai li
snow clouds, the eagerly awaited first Anthology of Gembun has launched, published by the 1-2-3 press, of 92 virgin gembun.
I am so very humbled by all the support I received from my call for a Gembun Anthology. You have excelled yourselves, and the result is evident within the pages of this new book. I took my time selecting and collating to ensure that this anthology showcases not only the best of Gembun, but how and what you can write with Gembun. This Anthology can be used as a strong reference book for aspiring Gembun writers.
My wish is for the Anthology to become a series for showcasing the best of the Gembun genre with the gifts from your writing.
Featured Poets as they appear in snow clouds from the USA, UK, Singapore, India, New Zealand, Japan, Germany and Australia :
ai li/ Richa Sharma/ Robert Horrobin/ Larry Kimmel/ Agnes Eva Savich/ Kelly Sauvage/ Patricia Prime/ Tim Gardiner/ Joanna Ashwell/ Keith Evetts/ Sherry Grant/ James Won/ Taura Scott/ kris moon kondo/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Neena Singh/ Radhamani Sarma/ Jackie Chou/ Eva Joan/ Kala Ramesh/ Subir Ningthouja/ Mona Bedi/ Vijay Prasad/ Genie Nakano/ Sushama Kapur/ paula song sarmonpal/ Lakshmi Iyer/ Shloka Shankar/ Caroline Skanne/ Laughing waters/ Samantha Sirimanne Hyde/ Sigrid Saradunn/ D’ellen/ Partha Sarkar/ Bryan Rickert/
a gem award has been awarded to the following writers and poets in this edition for Gembun that shone :
Richa Sharma/ Agnes Eva Savich/ Kelly Sauvage/ Patricia Prime/ Tim Gardiner/ Joanna Ashwell/ Keith Evetts/ James Won/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Neena Singh/ Jackie Chou/ Eva Joan/ Kala Ramesh/ Subir Ningthouja/ / Mona Bedi/ Vijay Prasad/ Genie Nakano/ paula song sarmonpal/ Shloka Shankar/ Caroline Skanne/ Laughing waters/ Radhamani Sarma/ Taura Scott/ kris moon kondo/ Sigrid Saradunn/ Samantha Sirimanne Hyde/ Larry Kimmel/ D’ellen/ Sherry Grant/ Partha Sarkar/
Here are three Gembun from snow clouds :
we think we see
the view makes more sense
after the rain
the wet leaves
in my poems
snow clouds has been edited to be experienced two ways. It can be read as a storybook and as an anthology of individual poems.
I have enjoyed the challenge of selecting and collating for this first anthology of Gembun, and hope that you will find this book of timeless gembun worthy of a campfire gathering and the sharing of meaningful stories.
If this book strikes a chord with you, please feel free to review, comment on Amazon or give a feedback directly to me. Many thanks.