Haiku in English

Haiku in English

The First Hundred Years

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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-speaking world. This collection tells the story for the first time of Anglophone haiku, charting its evolution over the last one hundred years and placing it within its historical and literary context. It features an engaging introduction by former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins and an insightful historical overview by leading haiku poet, editor, and publisher Jim Kacian.The selections range from the first fully realized haiku in English, Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro,” to plentiful examples by haiku virtuosos such as John Wills, Marlene Mountain, Nick Virgilio, and Raymond Roseliep, and to investigations into the genre by eminent poets like John Ashbery, Allen Ginsberg, and Seamus Heaney. The editors explore the genre’s changing forms and themes, highlighting its vitality and its breadth of poetic styles and content. Among the many poems on offer are organic form experiments by E. E. Cummings and Michael McClure, evocations of black culture by Richard Wright and Sonia Sanchez, and the seminal efforts of Jack Kerouac.The first anthology to map 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.

Baker & Taylor
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.

& Taylor

Featuring the work of Ezra Pound, Allen Ginsberg, E.E. Cummings and Jack Kerouac this anthology includes more than 800 poems by more than 200 poets who tried their hand at English-language versions of the traditional Japanese poem. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393239478
Branch Call Number: 808.8141 HAI
Characteristics: xxxvi, 424 p. ;,19 cm.


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