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The Classic Tradition of Haiku

The Classic Tradition of Haiku

Author: Faubion Bowers
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486113337
Pages: 96
Year: 2012-04-26
DIVUnique collection spans over 400 years (1488–1902) of haiku by greatest masters: Basho, Issa, Shiki, many more. Translated by top-flight scholars. Foreword and many informative notes to the poems. /div
Haiku

Haiku

Author: Hart Larrabee
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785834133
Pages: 96
Year: 2016-08-08
Haiku -- seventeen-syllable poems that evoke worlds despite their brevity -- have captivated Japanese readers since the seventeenth century. Today the form is practiced worldwide and has become established as part of our common global heritage. This beautifully bound volume presents new English translations of classic poems by the four great masters of Japanese haiku: Matsuo Bash, Yosa Buson, Kobayashi Issa, and Masaoka Shiki, and are accompanied by both the original Japanese and a phonetic transcription.
Haiku

Haiku

Author: Stephen Addiss
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834822342
Pages: 208
Year: 2009-10-13
This celebration of what is perhaps the most influential of all poetic forms takes haiku back to its Japanese roots, beginning with poems by the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters Basho, Busson, and Issa, and going all the way up to the late twentieth century to provide a survey of haiku through the centuries, in all its minimalist glory. The translators have balanced faithfulness to the Japanese with an appreciation of the unique spirit of each poem to create English versions that evoke the joy and wonder of the originals with the same astonishing economy of language. An introduction by the translators and short biographies of the poets are included. Reproductions of woodblock prints and paintings accompany the poems.
Haiku Mind

Haiku Mind

Author: Patricia Donegan
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834822350
Pages: 256
Year: 2010-10-12
Haiku, the Japanese form of poetry written in just three lines, can be miraculous in its power to articulate the profundity of the simplest moment—and for that reason haiku can be a useful tool for bringing us to a heightened awareness of our lives. Here, the poet Patricia Donegan shares her experience of the haiku form as a way of insight that anyone can use to slow down and uncover the beauty of ordinary moments. She presents 108 haiku poems—on themes such as honesty, transience, and compassion—and offers commentary on each as an impetus to meditation and as a key to unlocking the wonder in what we find right before us.
Writing and Enjoying Haiku

Writing and Enjoying Haiku

Author: Jane Reichhold
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 4770028865
Pages: 165
Year: 2002
Shows readers how to read and write haiku.
The Art of Haiku

The Art of Haiku

Author: Stephen Addiss
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590308867
Pages: 338
Year: 2012
Presents a history of haiku poetry, discusses its evolution, and focuses on an aspect of haiku that is less known in the West, haiku art, in which the words and images would add a different dimension to the understanding.
The Penguin Book of Haiku

The Penguin Book of Haiku

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Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141395257
Pages: 544
Year: 2018-05-31
The first Penguin anthology of Japanese haiku, in vivid new translations by Adam L. Kern. Now a global poetry, the haiku was originally a Japanese verse form that flourished from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. Although renowned for its brevity, usually running three lines long in seventeen syllables, and by its use of natural imagery to make Zen-like observations about reality, in fact the haiku is much more: it can be erotic, funny, crude and mischievous. Presenting over a thousand exemplars in vivid and engaging translations, this anthology offers an illuminating introduction to this widely celebrated, if misunderstood, art form. Adam L. Kern's new translations are accompanied here by the original Japanese and short commentaries on the poems, as well as an introduction and illustrations from the period.
Haiku

Haiku

Author: Richard Wright
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1611453496
Pages: 304
Year: 2012
The haiku of acclaimed novelist Richard Wright, written at the end of his life.
Japanese Death Poems

Japanese Death Poems

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Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 146291649X
Pages: 368
Year: 1998-04-15
"A wonderful introduction the Japanese tradition of jisei, this volume is crammed with exquisite, spontaneous verse and pity, often hilarious, descriptions of the eccentric and committed monastics who wrote the poems." —Tricycle: The Buddhist Review Although the consciousness of death is, in most cultures, very much a part of life, this is perhaps nowhere more true than in Japan, where the approach of death has given rise to a centuries-old tradition of writing jisei, or the "death poem." Such a poem is often written in the very last moments of the poet's life. Hundreds of Japanese death poems, many with a commentary describing the circumstances of the poet's death, have been translated into English here, the great majority of them for the first time. Yoel Hoffmann explores the attitudes and customs surrounding death in historical and present-day Japan, and gives examples of how these have been reflected in the nation's literature in general. The development of writing jisei is then examined—from the poems of longing of the early nobility and the more "masculine" verses of the samurai to the satirical death poems of later centuries. Zen Buddhist ideas about death are also described as a preface to the collection of Chinese death poems by Zen monks that are also included. Finally, the last section contains three hundred twenty haiku, some of which have never been assembled before, in English translation and romanized in Japanese.
Book of Haikus

Book of Haikus

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101664886
Pages: 240
Year: 2013-04-01
Highlighting a lesser-known aspect of one of America's most influential authors, this new collection displays Jack Kerouac's interest in and mastery of haiku. Experimenting with this compact poetic genre throughout his career, Kerouac often included haiku in novels, correspondence, notebooks, journals, sketchbooks, and recordings. In this collection, Kerouac scholar Regina Weinreich supplements an incomplete draft of a haiku manuscript found in Kerouac's archives with a generous selection of Kerouac's other haiku, from both published and unpublished sources. With more than 500 poems, this is a must-have volume for Kerouac enthusiasts everywhere.
Essential Haiku

Essential Haiku

Author: Hass
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0880013516
Pages: 352
Year: 1995-08-01
American readers have been fascinated, since their exposure to Japanese culture late in the nineteenth century, with the brief Japanese poem called the hokku or haiku. The seventeen-syllable form is rooted in a Japanese tradition of close observation of nature, of making poetry from subtle suggestion. Infused by its great practitioners with the spirit of Zen Buddhism, the haiku has served as an example of the power of direct observation to the first generation of American modernist poets like Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams and also as an example of spontaneity and Zen alertness to the new poets of the 1950's. This definite collection brings together in fresh translations by an American poet the essential poems of the three greatest masters: Matsuo Basho in the seventeenth century; Yosa Buson in the eighteenth century; and Kobayashi Issa in the early nineteenth century. Robert Haas has written a lively and informed introduction, provided brief examples by each poet of their work in the halibun, or poetic prose form, and included informal notes to the poems. This is a useful and inspiring addition to The Essential Poets series.
Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years

Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years

Author: Jim Kacian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393239470
Pages: 424
Year: 2013-08-26
Presents works by over two hundred poets--including Ezra Pound, Allen Ginsberg, and E.E. Cummings--who tried their hand at English-language versions of the traditional Japanese poem.
The Sound of Water

The Sound of Water

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 083482535X
Pages: 152
Year: 2006-11-14
Here are more than two hundred of the best haiku of Japanese literature translated by one of America’s premier poet-translators. The haiku is one of the most popular and widely recognized poetic forms in the world. In just three lines a great haiku presents a crystalline moment of image, emotion, and awareness. This illustrated collection includes haiku by the great masters from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century.
How to Haiku

How to Haiku

Author: Bruce Ross
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462916759
Pages: 184
Year: 2002-03-15
This haiku book provides an invaluable guide to developing your own haiku-writing skills, with clear explanations, brilliant examples, and innovative writing exercises. It also offers an introduction to related Japanese poetic forms including: Senryu—commentaries on human nature that are often humorous or ironic Haibun—short, autobiographical narratives accompanied by a haiku Tanka—imaginative poems full of highly personal, emotional expressions Haiga—drawings accompanied by commentary in haiku form Renga—a collaborative form featuring linked sequences of poetry How to Haiku is a wonderful resource for anyone who wants to try their hand at this precise and poetic form of expression.
The Spring of My Life

The Spring of My Life

Author: Kobayashi Issa
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834828286
Pages: 188
Year: 1997-10-15
Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), along with Basho and Buson, is considered one of the three greatest haiku poets of Japan, known for his attention to poignant detail and his playful sense of humor. Issa's most-loved work, The Spring of My Life, is an autobiographical sketch of linked prose and haiku in the tradition of Basho's famous Narrow Road to the Interior. In addition to The Spring of My Life, the translator has included more than 160 of Issa's best haiku and an introduction providing essential information on Issa's life and valuable comments on translating (and reading) haiku.