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Book Title

Haiku: To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Meguro International Haiku Circle.

First Page

240

Last Page

251

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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."

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Publisher Statement

Copyright 2014 by authors and Meguro International Haiku Circle

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Meguro International Haiku Circle

City

Tokyo, Japan

Keywords

Haiku, Poetry, Japanese Poetry

Disciplines

Japanese Studies | Poetry

Comments

Text is in English and Japanese

Haiku in West Coast Poetics: What Kigo?


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