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Book Recommendations

Started by chibi575, November 09, 2011, 02:25:11 PM

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I do not know (that is to say, I could not easily find) a book list recommendation on THF.  If there is, I would like to recommend a book I acquired as a result of the gift exchange game at the Hot Springs meeting of poets, November 4-6, 2011:

A pivotal book, recommend:
The Haiku Universe for the 21st Century Japanese/English JAPANESE HAIKU 2008,

I am currently reading this book, which was a book I received as a gift exchange game (I stole it as part of the game) activities of the Hot Springs Haiku HSA regional meeting. AMAZING... the information is filling gaps of history between Bashou to modern short poetry in Japan upto 2008. I am grateful for the discovery.

For anyone interested in the history of the short poetry (renku, hokku, and haiku) movement(s) in Japan (some of which has heavily enfluenced current "World Haiku") this book is a must read.  I think it can be purchased from MODERN HAIKU ASSOCIATION (GENDAI HAIKU KYOKAI) for around $30 (not including shipping).  I am really not sure how you can acquire the book as I won it in a game, but, upon examining the back cover, it is my best guess.

Scott Metz

an amazing book indeed. ground-breaking, eye-opening, and inspiring.

here's a review of it published in Modern Haiku:

and i believe it can still be purchased through Modern Haiku as well


Scott, thanks a million!  I've scanned the review and plan on a re-read, as well as, reading the book.  I just wanted to send a quick reply and thanks.

I have a lot of reading to do, for sure.  I love haiku!

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