A House By Itself: Selected Haiku Of Shiki by John BrandiA House By Itself: Selected Haiku Of Shiki by John Brandi

A House By Itself: Selected Haiku Of Shiki

Translated byJohn Brandi, Noriko Kawasaki Martinez

Paperback | September 22, 2017

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Shiki's distinctive vision and direct expression make a tone recognizably his own, conveyed beautifully in these pages' translations. We hear Shiki's haiku as the voice of a friend bringing complex news in a few intimate words. These haiku are drawn from a world that feels close to our own, and they bring our own lives and world closer. Shiki's poems are necessary and delicious as mountain water, carrying the mountain's hidden minerals from inside it to inside us." -Jane Hirshfield, author ofThe Heart of HaikuandThe Ink Dark MoonLast year's dreamI wake to this year'srealityShiki is considered by the Japanese as one of the masters of haiku. He radically reformed the haiku, suggesting "sketching from life" as an aesthetic. "
Noriko Kawasaki Martinez: Noriko Kawasaki Martinez was born in Osaka, Japan. She majored in English Literature at the Kansai University, Osaka (1970- 1973), was manager and instructor of the HANA English School, Osaka (1976-1982), and translator for the Cultural Center of La Jolla, San Diego, California (1983).
Title:A House By Itself: Selected Haiku Of ShikiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 7.06 × 5.57 × 0.28 inPublished:September 22, 2017Publisher:White Pine PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1945680091

ISBN - 13:9781945680090