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Bog Cotton front and back cover
“Bog Cotton”
Alba Publishing, 2012
 
"This is the real thing -- Zen poetry from a wide-awake heart"
-- Dhivan Thomas Jones, editor, "Western Zen Buddhist"
 
 
 
 
 
 
41 haiku-style stories about lives and landscapes, love and war, the Welsh countryside, its people, myths and legends, plus 77 freestanding haiku. UK residents can order post free direct and receive (if requested) a signed copy. Just send a cheque for £10 made out to 'K.Jones' and address to Troedrhiwsebon, Cwmrheidol, Aberystwyth, Wales, SY23 3NB.
 
Overseas customers please order from:
Alba Publishing, PO box 266, Uxbridge, UK -- US$16 or 15 euros via Paypal  info@albapublishing.com
  
 
https://ee18a915-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/kenjoneszen/publications/out_of_print_publications/The%20New%20Social%20Face%20of%20Buddhism.2.jpg?attachauth=ANoY7crf-nGMOKiq1hernvzK29f3CmSn0MjAl1v3wVtlgOzN9bRvxXQt7Y-SC3cFZmxR1uI8HpTkWFE6DVoUBgpn8MUfeZSHVUrEBM5pe4m7XEsR_YLFjLXvo1cUXRbbmr6UGQ0QPjaKwQuTAbxNvx4Qb9_-_EGnjQ4nAzrVjNWtAoiLAVUJ_yfIIkHH_wMlNpW3hhFuTtamdfZFtI9NcVX0nzEn9PzQuwXx7qtdCdM9KbMiSB9fvVZF0Gbdaz9USrNIrBKVWsSKFXsxgWQ4qRdXNcoQo0trWzze0pCLxfj3AQ0gvQYdsQY%3D&attredirects=0My seminal book on socially engaged Buddhism “The New Social Face of Buddhism: A Call to Action”
(Wisdom Publications, Boston, 2003, 276pp; ISBN 0-86171-365-6).

Available from Wisdom Publications

"Ken Jones has given us an inspiring handbook for Buddhist social activism. In such practice lies hope for the world."
-- Sam Hamill, founder of Poets Against the War









“What is Engaged Buddhism?” is a 20-page illustrated pamphlet which I have written for the UK Network of Engaged Buddhists. It includes useful information for readers who want to learn more and would like to get involved. You can obtain your copy by sending a £3.00 cheque (made out to “Network of Engaged Buddhists”) to:

Melissa Meek
Parkers Flat 2
Market Place
Castle Cary
Somerset BA7 7AG
 
Alternatively you can download a pdf from the Network’s very informative website:
www.engagedbuddhists.org.uk
 
  
My later collections of haiku and haibun are “The Parsley Bed” (2006) and ”Stone Leeks” (2009). They are available direct from me at £6.00 post free each, or £10 a pair (either one of each title, or two of the same title), and make excellent gifts, as attested by their wide popularity at public readings. Just send a cheque to me, at Troedrhiwsebon, Cwmrheidol, Aberystwyth, Wales, SY23 3NB. (If you’re curious and your Welsh is not quite up to it, the name of our farm house means “At the Foot of the Slippery Slope”). Alternatively (though much less profitably for me) you can purchase through the Welsh Books Council website www.gwales.com.
 
Full details of these two collections can be found below.
 
“The Parsley Bed”
Pilgrim Press, 2006
114 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0-9539901-4-6

 
Some “Parsley Bed" Endorsements

“Throughout The Parsley Bed there are moments startling for their beauty and wisdom” – Lucien Stryk, poet and translator.

“Ken Jones’s poems and prose distil a clear, unsentimental light on his childhood and adult life. War-scarred Europe and rural Wales receive the same wry attention, informed by a deeply felt but utterly unpretentious commitment to Zen Buddhism. And between chapters of well-crafted haibun are bursts of exhilarating haiku, sparkling with life and aching with sadness” – Thomas Jones, editor of Urthona, magazine of Buddhism and the arts.

“One of the chief practitioners of haibun in English today. Count me among his cadre of followers.” – Jim Kacian, American haiku poet and publicist.

“The last section [is] a song of farewell to the richness of the world, to Ken Jones’s love of people and solitude, and to the comedy of his quest for enlightenment” – Tony Conran, major Welsh poet.

“Stone Leeks”
Pilgrim Press, 2009
96 pages
ISBN 978-0-95399901-6-0
 
What reviewers have said.

“It is the brilliant storytelling that makes this book memorable … I expect you’ve never read a book quite like this one.” – Carolyn Hall “(Frogpond”).

‘What’s Welsh for Zen ?’ could be answered in two words: ‘Ken Jones’. He has planted a seed from Japan in the soil of Mid Wales…” - Nigel Jenkins leading Welsh poet.

“The impressive scope and indelible prose style of one of the foremost practitioners of the [haibun] genre today … work that is truly ground breaking”- Jeffrey Woodward (LYNX).

“Ken Jones’s poems and prose distil a clear, unsentimental light on his childhood and adult life. War-scarred Europe and rural Wales receive the same wry attention, informed by a deeply felt but utterly unpretentious commitment to Zen Buddhism. And between chapters of well-crafted haibun are bursts of exhilarating haiku, sparkling with life and aching with sadness” – Thomas Jones, editor of Urthona, magazine of Buddhism and the arts.