Originally a Japanese form that flourished in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, haiku has seen a tremendous growth in popularity in the English language over the last two decades. It is a type of poetry that celebrates simplicity, emotion, and imagery, one in which only a few words convey worlds of mystery and meaning. All across North America, haiku magazines, presses, and societies continue to write and discuss this most evocative of poetic forms. First published in 1974, The Haiku Anthology has proved a landmark work in modern haiku. The haiku's attraction lies in its ability to create in the mind of the reader an image so real one can almost touch it, and this book contains a wealth of such examples: a lone parachute at sunset, a weight lifter holding a tea cup, snowflakes against a car's headlights. This third edition, now completely revised and updated, comprises 850 haiku and senryu (a related genre, usually humorous and concerned with human nature) written in English by 89 poets, including the top haiku writers of the American past and present. A new foreword details developments since the publication of the last edition.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Expanded Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.28(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.32(d)|