Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years [NOOK Book]

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An anthology of haiku in English, from Ezra Pound’s early experiments to the present-day masters. 


Although haiku started as a Japanese art form, it has found a welcome home in the English-speaking world. With an introduction by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Haiku in English features more than 800 brilliantly chosen poems from over 100 years. By covering a century, the anthology allows readers to reflect on the genre's ...

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Overview

An anthology of haiku in English, from Ezra Pound’s early experiments to the present-day masters. 


Although haiku started as a Japanese art form, it has found a welcome home in the English-speaking world. With an introduction by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Haiku in English features more than 800 brilliantly chosen poems from over 100 years. By covering a century, the anthology allows readers to reflect on the genre's unique evolution. The poems range from Pound's "In a Station of the Metro" to Jack Kerouac’s seminal efforts, to contemporary work, where poems by such widely known poets as Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, and John Ashbery share space with haiku masters including Nick Virgilio, John Wills, and Raymond Roseliep. The first anthology to chart the full range of haiku in the English tradition, Haiku in English is the perfect collection of this spare and elegant genre.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393240757
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 523,291
  • File size: 997 KB

Meet the Author

Jim Kacian is the founder of the Haiku Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to archiving and promoting haiku in English, and of Red Moon Press, the largest non-Japanese publisher of haiku-related books. He lives in Winchester, Virginia.

Philip Rowland teaches literature at Tamagawa University in Tokyo, where he lives, and is founder and editor of NOON: Journal of the Short Poem.

Allan Burns is a professional editor who compiled the haiku anthology Montage: The Book. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Billy Collins was the Poet Laureate of the United States and the State of New York. He is a Distinguished Professor at Lehman College and a Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute. A Literary Lion of the New York Public Library and author of many collections of poetry, including Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds and Horoscopes for the Dead, he lives in Westchester, New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    good read

    very well written book, insightful, entertaining, thought provoking. recommend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Useless Preview

    Not a single haiku in the preview. Really??

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