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Haiku: A Concise Anthology

Author: Edited by Santosh Kumar
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 9789386653437
Pub. Date: 2018
Price: $20

The modern haiku poets don't always write haiku using 5-7-5 syllables. Moreover, they are not restricted to use 'kigo' (seasonal reference) in their haiku. This is quite evident, if we peruse the haiku included in this anthology. The haiku poems in English show an increasing popularity all over the world. This is quite apparent by the fact that haiku influenced the great Imagist poet Ezra Pound's "In a Station of the Metro" (1913). The famous Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz published the volume Haiku (1992) in which "he translated from English to Polish haiku of Japanese masters and American and Canadian contemporary haiku authors". This latest Haiku Anthology comprises some of the best haiku in English. The poets selected for this book probe the mysteries of life and the depths of the human soul. The most important characteristic of these haiku poets is genuine emotion. Longinus aptly comments about the value of true emotion: "I would confidently affirm that nothing makes so much for grandeur as true emotion in the right place, for it inspires the words, as it were, with a wild gust of mad enthusiasm and fills them with divine frenzy."

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Haiku: A Concise Anthology
Edited by Santosh Kumar
ISBN: 9789386653437



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Albert Russo 
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Antoaneta Nikolova 
Ban’ya Natsuishi 
Ben Moeller-Gaa 
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Damir Janjalija
Darrell Lindsey 
Devin Harrison 
Dietmar Tauchner 
Dimitrij Škrk
DING Nhat Hanh 
Doc Drumheller 
Fran Shaw 
François Nkankeu 
Franklin Magalhães 
Glenna Luschei 
Goran Gatalica 
Gordana Radovanoviæ 
Gregory Piko 
Iliana Godoy 
Jean LeBlanc 
John McDonald
Lavana Kray 
Le Van Truyen 
Margus Lattik 
Midhat Hrncic 
Minko Tanev 
Moshé Liba 
Nada Jacmenica 
Petar Tchouhov 
Ram Kumar Panday 
Santosh Kumar 
Sayumi Kamakura 
Sergiy Kurbatov 
Stoianka Boianova 
Toshio KIMURA 
Yoshihiko Furuta