Gabriel Rosenstock

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Gabriel Rosenstock, born 1949 in postcolonial Ireland, is a poet, haikuist, tankaist, and novelist with over 180 books published. Recent titles include the comic detective novel My Head is Missing (Evertype, 2016) and the ekphrastic haiku volume Judgement Day (The Onslaught Press, 2016) in response to the collages of the anti-Nazi artist Kurt Waldmann. Among his awards is the Tamgha I Kidmat medal for services to literature. He blogs at

Emptiness, his collaborative collection with American photographer Ron Rosenstock, is available from Long Exposure Press here.

His series as Writer-in-Residence for Long Exposure will see him responding through haiku to a range of photography from around the world, teasing out their narratives, ideas, and resonances.

Photography © Jason Symes

cé a rianódh
conair an anama  . . .
gan tús gan chríoch

who can trace
the spirit’s path  . . .
no beginning, no end

Photography © Jason Symes

caonach . . . léicean
nithe a fhágann an croí

moss . . . lichen
things that tear
at the heart

Photography © Jason Symes

domhain  . . .
na domhain leochaileacha seo
a chruthaíomar

worlds  . . .
these fragile worlds
of our making

Photography © Jason Symes

earthlings . . .
their meditations
never end


an domhain . . .