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The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Faubion Bowers
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A highly distilled form of Japanese poetry, haiku consist of 17 syllables, usually divided among three lines. This unique collection spans over 400 years (1488-1902) of haiku history by the greatest masters: Basho, Issa, Shiki and many more, in... (read more)

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Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa
Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa
by Robert Hass
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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... (read more)

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Just This
Just This
by Margaret Chula
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Just This is Margaret Chula's seventh collection of poetry. Although Chula's tanka convey contemporary moments, they are located in the tradition of classical waka, the earlier form of tanka. The book contains the traditional number of one hundred tanka,... (read more)

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A White Tea Bowl: 100 Haiku from 100 Years of Life
A White Tea Bowl: 100 Haiku from 100 Years of Life
by Mitsu Suzuki
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Mitsu Suzuki is the widow of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, the Zen monk who founded the San Francisco Zen Center and helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States. A White Tea Bowl is a selection of her poems, written after her return to Japan in 1993... (read more)

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Narrow Road To Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (66 Edition)
Narrow Road To Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (66 Edition)
by Matsuo Basho
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Basho, the Japanese poet and diarist, was born in Iga-ueno near Kyoto in 1644. He spent his youth as companion to the son of the local lord, and with him he studied the writing of seventeen-syllable verse. In 1667 he moved to Edo (now Tokyo) where he... (read more)

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Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson
Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson
by Yosa Buson
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"Lovers of haiku will rejoice at the arrival of this book, the first complete translation of the collected haiku of Yosa Buson...rendered into English with obvious care and devotion...Through Buson we realize what haiku is best at expressing—this... (read more)

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Within Three Lines
Within Three Lines
by Poetrypages
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A collection of haiku, senryu, and other short forms of verse written by members of the PoetryPages.com community.... (read more)

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Honku: The Zen Antidote to Road Rage
Honku: The Zen Antidote to Road Rage
by Aaron Naparstek
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The Zen antidote to road rage.... (read more)

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Haiku Love
Haiku Love
by Alan Cummings
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Haiku poems about the natural world and the seasons are well known, but many poets have also used the haiku genre to capture the fleeting human experience. The selection presented in this book focuses on evocations of love. Combining elegant and... (read more)

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The Haiku Seasons Poetry of the Natural World
The Haiku Seasons Poetry of the Natural World
by William J. Higginson
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In a wonderfully lucid way, The Haiku Seasons presents the historical and modern Japanese usage of seasonal themes in poetry. It shows, as nothing else in the literature has done, the growing dialogue between poets in Japan and other countries. The ways... (read more)

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Haiku Anthology 3RD Edition Haiku & Senryu in En
Haiku Anthology 3RD Edition Haiku & Senryu in En
by Cor Van Den Heuvel
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Originally a Japanese form that flourished in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, haiku has recently experienced tremendous growth in popularity in the English language. The Haiku Anthology, first published in 1974, is a landmark work in modern... (read more)

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In a Japanese Garden
In a Japanese Garden
by Charmaine Aserappa
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Lovers of Japanese meditation gardens, tea ceremonies, exquisite rice papers, and finely-bound collections of haiku will be charmed by the look and feel of handmade paper in the jacket and endpapers, and the tranquil Eastern sensibility of this beautiful... (read more)

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Poems of a Mountain Home
Poems of a Mountain Home
by Saigyo
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Activism is alive and well in the United States, according to Melissa Checker and Maggie Fishman. It exists on large and small scales and thrives in unexpected places. Finding activism in backyards, art classes, and urban areas branded as ghettos, these... (read more)

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Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years
Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years
by Jim Kacian
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Haiku in English is an anthology of more than 800 brilliantly chosen poems that were originally written in English by over 200 poets from around the world. Although haiku originated as a Japanese art form, it has found a welcome home in the English... (read more)

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Haiku U: From Aristotle to Zola, 100 Great Books in 17 Syllables
Haiku U: From Aristotle to Zola, 100 Great Books in 17 Syllables
by David Bader
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Take a hilarious crash course in literature—just three pithy lines—from a bestselling haiku humorist. Why spend weeks slogging through The Iliad when you could just read the haiku? From Homer to Faulkner to Lao Tzu, the Great Books are now within the... (read more)

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Morning Haiku
Morning Haiku
by Sonia Sanchez
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From a leading writer of the Black Arts Movement, poems of commemoration and loss for readers of all ages   A collection of haiku that celebrates the gifts of life and mourns the deaths of revered African American figures in the worlds of music... (read more)

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Haiku Year 2ND Edition
Haiku Year 2ND Edition
by Michael Stipe
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The Haiku Year exists because seven friends made a pact to write haikus every day for a year as a way to keep in touch with each other. The finished product is a document of a years worth of moments filled with joy, sorrow and unexpected beauty. The book... (read more)

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Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart
Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart
by Patricia Donegan
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Haiku, the Japanese form of poetry written in three short lines, is celebrated for its ability to express a simple moment in a profound way. The “haiku moment,” as it is called, refers to a heightened awareness of the world around us and how,... (read more)

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Book of Haikus (03 Edition)
Book of Haikus (03 Edition)
by Jack Kerouc
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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... (read more)

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Moon Woke Me Up Nine Times: Selected Haiku of Basho
Moon Woke Me Up Nine Times: Selected Haiku of Basho
by David Young
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Vivid new translations of Basho's popular haiku, in a selected format ideal for newcomers as well as fans long familiar with the Japanese master. Basho, the famously bohemian traveler through seventeenth-century Japan, is a poet attuned to the natural... (read more)

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