The Haiku Masters: Four Poetic Diaries (Paperback)

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IN THE ANNALS OF HAIKU, Gail Sher's The Haiku Masters is unique. There exist many volumes on how to write or teach haiku. Dozens of fine translations of Japanese poets can be had in English. Until now, though, nobody has thought to write an original book on the four master poets--a book that recounts their biographies in the rhythmic interplay of prose and verse known as haibun. Gail Sher's diary-like chapters follow the arduous search of each poet, her own poems responding to their hard-won spiritual and poetic insights. When I link those two terms--poetic and spiritual--it is a move all four poets would understand in a flash. Haiku--the best of it--conveys a flash of satori, and this is its enduring Zen legacy. --ANDREW SCHELLING, Naropa University

Product Details
ISBN: 9780979472138
ISBN-10: 097947213X
Publisher: Night Crane Press
Publication Date: June 17th, 2008
Pages: 158
Language: English