The Haiku Handbook: How to Write- Share- and Teach Haiku

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9780070287860: The Haiku Handbook: How to Write- Share- and Teach Haiku

With a new foreword by poet, translator, and author Jane Reichhold ("Basho: The Complete Haiku"), this anniversary edition presents a concise history of the Japanese haiku, including the dynamic changes of the haiku throughout the twentieth century as this beloved poetry form has been adapted to modern and urban settings. Full chapters are offered on form, the seasons in haiku, and haiku craft, plus background on the Japanese poetic tradition and the effect of translation on our understanding of haiku. Other unique features are chapters on teaching and sharing haiku, with lesson plans for both elementary and secondary school use; a seasonal word index of poetic words; a comprehensive glossary; and a list of enduring classic resources for further exploration. By any standard, "The Haiku Handbook" is the defining volume in the genre.

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"The Haiku Handbook" is the first book to give the reader everything needed to begin writing or teaching haiku. It presents haiku poets writing in English, Spanish, French, German, and five other languages on an equal footing with Japanese poets. Not only are the four great Japanese masters of the haiku represented (Basho, Buson, Issa, and Shiki) but also several major Western authors not commonly known to have written haiku.

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"Indispensable." -- Alexis Rotella, East West Journal

"Informative and engaging." -- Newsweek

"Sure to become the standard text on the subject." -- Booklist

"The most comprehensive compendium of the haiku--its nature, uses, and history--ever to appear in English..." -- Cor van den Heuvel, author, The Haiku Anthology

"Verve, erudition, and catholic selection of examples..." --The Virginia Quarterly Review

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