LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 18, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Poetry fans and Japanese Haiku enthusiasts are about to get a special treat from author Donald Alan Straub III as Xlibris releases his new book Outside the Inner Dialogue, the opening chapter of the Lake Parking Trilogy.

Outside the Inner Dialogue is a fascinating compilation of Haiku poems written during the turn of the Millennium. The task of writing A Haiku a Day for a Year emerged from the author's personal search for a constructive and productive means in dealing with his Grandmother's passing weeks prior. While sticking with the traditional five-seven-five line syllable structure, Straub has chosen to play with the Haikus in unconventional and contrasting ways, exploring any and every subject that comes to mind. This book is essentially about taking notice of our surroundings to the most minute and finite degree.

About the Author

Donald Alan Straub III, born in Lakewood, California, was raised in Long Beach, California. He graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Film/Radio/Television from CSU Long Beach. While attending film school and since graduation, he has directed, produced, written, and edited a number of films. Don has also pursued other various interests in recent years.

        Outside the Inner Dialogue * by Donald Alan Straub III
                       A Haiku a Day for a Year
                 Publication Date: February 26, 2007
        Trade Paperback; $17.84; 112 pages; 978-1-4257-3166-3
         Cloth Hardback; $27.89; 112 pages; 978-1-4257-3167-0

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. Tear sheets may be sent by regular or electronic mail to Marketing Services. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x.7876.

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