Brown's first publication, in May, 1962, was of two haiku in the
Canadian journal Mountain. He has published two book-length
collections of haiku What Day Is It? (Far Field
Press, 2004) and a penny in the grass (Ekstasis Editions,
2006).He is a member of Haiku Canada and the pacifi-kana haiku
group, as well as the Federation of B.C. Writers and the League
of Canadian Poets.
Allan Brown: "blackberries brings
together a selection of haiku I have composed since I went for
a walk in the woods in the summer of 1958 and met some blackberries,
and wrote them a poem or
maybe they wrote a poem for me."