Category Archives: Classics

Of Persimmons and Bells

WHR November 2001 WHC Translation Project of Haiku Poems by Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) Part 1 – Project 1  OF PERSIMMONS AND BELLS kaki kueba kane ga naru nari Horyuji   A Question of Interpretation Compiled and Edited by John E. … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Coin

WHR August 2001 The Other Side of the Coin: Haiku and the Harsh Realities Peter Brady For many of us, our introduction to haiku was through such masterpieces as Basho’s frog pond or Issa’s fly rubbing his forelegs and back … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Translator, part 4

Vol 2-1, March 2002 Confessions of a Translator, Episode 4  From Translation to Creation David G. Lanoue Louisiana, USA Haiku in the world today is being written in Romanian, Serbian, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, English, Swedish, Hindi, Farsi, … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Translator, part 1

VOL 1, ISSUE 1 – MAY 2001 Confessions of a Translator, Part 1 David G. Lanou Introduction to David G. Lanoue David G. Lanoue is quickly becoming synonymous with Issa. His interactive website project, The Haiku of Kobayashi Issa, has … Continue reading

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A Contrarian View of Basho’s Frog

Vol 5-1, Summer 2005 DREAMS OF A CONTRARIAN OXONIAN…… FRAGMENTARY NOTES [ 1 ] A Contrarian View on Basho’s Frog Haiku Susumu Takiguchi Thanks in part to the global reach of the Internet and the increasing dominance of English as … Continue reading

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Basho and Breugel

VOLUME 3: ISSUE 2 DECEMBER 2003 WHF2003 Holland – Ion Codrescu BASHO AND BRUEGEL – Two Approaches to Nature Ion Codrescu Constantza, RO At first sight, it might seem surprising to make a connection between Basho and Bruegel. The former … Continue reading

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Liveliness in Haiku

VOLUME 3: ISSUE 1 MARCH 2003 Liveliness in Japanese and American Haiku Dr. Bruce Ross Orono, Maine The World Haiku Festival 2002 Yuwa-town, Akita 20-22 September  In the preface to the early anthology of Japanese poetry Kokinshu (905) we learn … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Haiku

VOLUME 2: ISSUE 2 JULY 2002 Shakespeare haiku: a brief discussion of the haiku spirit in English literature Daniel Gallimore Oxford, UK It goes without saying that most non-Japanese people who enjoy haiku, myself included, will have actually spent most … Continue reading

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Tasting Vintage Haiku

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1 – MARCH 2002 Tasting Vintage Haiku Gabriel Rosenstock One of the major missions of The World Haiku Club is to “find” and help new talent realise him/herself to his/her full potential. Using a wine jargon, this … Continue reading

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Echoes Over Hills : Sugita Hisajo

VOLUME 1: ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2001  A Wave of Moonlight – Women Poets of Japan Reading the essay, This is Your Haiku Life: Fire, Beauty and Haiku Life, Love and Poetry of Suzuki Masajo by Susumu Takiguchi, which was published in … Continue reading

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