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Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years

Poetry


by
Jim Kacian (Editor), Philip Rowland (Editor) and Allan Burns (Editor)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 847 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


An anthology of haiku in English, from Ezra Pound’s early experiments to the present-day masters.  Although haiku started as a Japanese art form, it has found a welcome home in the English-speaking world. With an introduction by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Haiku in English features more than 800 brilliantly chosen poems from over 100 years. By covering a century, the anthology allows readers to reflect on the genre’s unique evolution. The poems range from Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro” to Jack Kerouac’s seminal efforts, to contemporary work, where poems by such widely known poets as Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, and John Ashbery share space with haiku masters including Nick Virgilio, John Wills, and Raymond Roseliep. The first anthology to chart the full range of haiku in the English tradition, Haiku in English is the perfect collection of this spare and elegant genre.

An anthology of haiku in English, from Ezra Pound’s early experiments to the present-day masters.  Although haiku started as a Japanese art form, it has found a welcome home in the English-speaking world. With an introduction by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Haiku in English features more than 800 brilliantly chosen poems from over 100 years. By covering a century, the anthology allows readers to reflect on the genre’s unique… (more)

An anthology of haiku in English, from Ezra Pound’s early experiments to the present-day masters.  Although haiku started as a Japanese art form, it has found a welcome home in the English-speaking world. With an introduction by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Haiku in English features more than 800 brilliantly chosen poems from over 100 years. By covering a century, the anthology allows readers to reflect on the genre’s unique evolution. The poems range from Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro” to Jack Kerouac’s seminal efforts, to contemporary work, where poems by such widely known poets as Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, and John Ashbery share space with haiku masters including Nick Virgilio, John Wills, and Raymond Roseliep. The first anthology to chart the full range of haiku in the English tradition, Haiku in English is the perfect collection of this spare and elegant genre.

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