Order Modern Haiku

Order Modern Haiku.

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Our Reviews of Modern Haiku.

Modern Haiku, volume 34.2 (2003). Includes haiku and senryu (includes work by Billy Collins and Sharon Olds), and book reviews by William J. Higginson.

Modern Haiku: The Robert Spiess Memorial Issue (2002). The first third of the magazine is a memorial to Robert Spiess (1921-2002) and his many contributions to the development of haiku in North America. The rest of the magazine has haiku and senryu (includes work by Billy Collins, Jane Hirshfield, and Gary Snyder), essays, and book reviews.

Our book log entries for Modern Haiku.

Other Books on Haiku.

Buy Essential Haiku The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa edited by Robert Hass. The past-poet laureate of the U.S.A has compiled this enthralling collection of his own essays in which he summarizes the lives of three masters and inventors of the haiku tradition in Japan:
  • Matsuo Basho (1644-94), the ascetic and seeker,
  • Yosa Buson (1716-83), the artist, and
  • Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), the humanist.
He presents their lives, their prose, and 300 of their poems.
Buy Haiku Seasons The Haiku Seasons: Poetry of the Natural World by William J. Higginson.
Buy Haiku World Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac by William J. Higginson, Meagan Calogeras (Editor)
Buy Japanese Haiku The Japanese Haiku, by Kenneth Yasuda.
Buy Haiku Handbook Haiku Handbook: How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku by William J. Higginson, William S. Higginson.
Buy Introduction to Haiku An Introduction to Haiku: An Anthology of Poems and Poets from Basho to Shiki by Harold Gould Henderson (Editor). First published in 1958, it analyzes the development of Japanese haiku under the leadership of Basho, Buson, Issa, and Shiki. Includes the Romanized ("Romaji") transliteration of the original Japanese, indicating the sounds of the original poem. Henderson translate mainly into 5-7-5 syllables (heavy compared to the 5-7-5 of the quick Japanese onji) and rhymes the first and last lines (sometimes feels a bit forced).

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