The Basho Variations by Steve MccafferyThe Basho Variations by Steve Mccaffery

The Basho Variations

bySteve Mccaffery

Paperback | June 1, 2007

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The Basho Variations gathers thirty-four translations of Basho’s famous haiku. In doing so it enters an august (albeit scanty) lineage of maverick redactions of this poem that include (as inaugural) the “frog pond plop” by Dom Sylvester Hudard and the “fog prondl pop” by Gerry Gilbert. Inspired by Raymond Queneau’s Exercises in Style, it also joins the company of his earlier “Restricted Translation with Imperfect Level Shift (After Basho)” as well as the Frogments from the Frag Pool: Haiku after Basho by fellow ludicians de langage Gary Barwin and Derek Beaulieu; Beaulieu?s solo ((plop)) and Basho’s Frogger (a Zen video game) created by the Prize Budget for Boys.

STEVE McCAFFERY has been twice nominated for the Governor General's Award and is the author of over 35 books and chapbooks of poetry and criticism. An ample selection of his poetic explorations in numerous forms can be savoured in the two volumes of Seven Pages Missing (Coach House Press). As well as Panotpicon, two additional new volu...
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Title:The Basho VariationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 8 × 4.25 × 0.2 inPublished:June 1, 2007Publisher:BookThugLanguage:English

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