Contribution to a Book
Haiku: To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Meguro International Haiku Circle.
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When I attended the Meguro International Haiku Circle last year, I asked for ideas for presentation topics. Someone suggested that I explain why poets in the U.S. are not overly concerned with kigo. Coming from a lineage of California poets influenced by haiku and Japanese poetry, I am not sure if I understand the subtleties of this challenge. However, the question of kigo brings up a larger issue: the cultural translation of haiku in the work of English language poets. Today, I would like to touch on the issues that have shaped how free verse poets in California translate haiku both as a text and as a creative practice."
Copyright 2014 by authors and Meguro International Haiku Circle
Meguro International Haiku Circle
Haiku, Poetry, Japanese Poetry, MFA in Creative Writing
Japanese Studies | Poetry
Halebsky, Judy, "Haiku in West Coast Poetics: What Kigo?" (2014). Faculty Authored Books and Book Contributions. 132.