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The Haiku Anthology: Haiku and Senryu in English (1974)

by Cor Van Den Heuvel (Editor)

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Series: Doubleday Anchor original

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An excellent anthology of American haiku, but I can't help feel, especially in reading the multiple introductions, that it's looking at a fad that's come and gone. I'd urge anyone who, like me, was intrigued by some of these poems, to take down names and plug them into Amazon and see what you can find. So far I've only found stuff by Nick Virgilio and Gary Hotham, but both were more than worth the effort. ( )
  unclebob53703 | Jan 14, 2018 |
Excellent anthology; nice to pick up and browse through. Does not follow the "rules", so interesting just for that aspect. ( )
  deldevries | Jan 31, 2016 |
Beware. These are like a box of really good chocolates. If you eat too many at a time, you lose the specialness of any particular one. ( )
  aulsmith | Dec 17, 2010 |
This is the book that first got me interested in haiku. It's wonderful wonderful. It's an anthology of contemporary English-language haiku with a willingness to have a broad definition of what constitutes haiku. It has lots of good stuff in it, so I hate to quote so few -- go out and read the whole book. Probably my favorite haiku in the book is this first one by Bob Boldman. It combines such an odd mixture of feelings in a very stark image. The last one by John Wills is great for its syntax and its movement. Marlene Mountain also does a great job of capturing the heat, the sights, and the sounds of a single moment in an incredibly concise statement.

JANUARY FIRST
the fingers of the prostitute cold
-- Bob Boldman

summer night clothes whirling in a dryer
-- Marlene Mountain

dusk from rock to rock a waterthrush
-- John Wills ( )
  tombrinck | May 13, 2006 |
Reviewed in Blithe Spirit 9/3 Sep 1999
  bhslibrary | Mar 14, 2006 |
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Heuvel, Cor Van DenEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Acosta, Marysecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Amann, Ericsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cain, Jacksecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Drivas, Francessecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Einbond, Bernard LionelContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Enbond, Bernard LionelPoetsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gates, Larrysecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hackett, J. W.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heuvel, CVDsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Higginson, William J.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hotham, Garysecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hoyt, Clementsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jewell, Fostersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kanterman, Leroysecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
King, Julia Rankinsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lamb, Elizabeth SearlePoetsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leydenfrost, RobertCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Little, Geraldine Clintonsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lloyd, DavidPoetsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McClintock, Michaelsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Norway, Mabelssonsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pizzarelli, Alansecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pratt, Marjory Batessecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rosenberg, Sydellsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Segers, Michaelsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Seitz, Ronsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Spiess, Robertsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Streif, Jan S.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tico, Tomsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tipton, Jamessecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Virgil, Anitasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Virgilio, Nicholassecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vizenor, Gerald Robertsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wiggin, Larrysecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Willmot, Rodsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wills, Johnsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Yasuda, Kennethsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393321185, Paperback)

"Generous, irreplaceable. . . . It's an eye-opener and a who's-who of haiku today."—Providence Sunday Journal

Originally a Japanese form that flourished in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, haiku has recently experienced tremendous growth in popularity in the English language. The Haiku Anthology, first published in 1974, is a landmark work in modern haiku, honoring a genre of poetry that celebrates simplicity, emotion, and imagery—in which only a few words convey worlds of mystery and meaning. 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. "Each of these perfect little poems will come as a revelation to the uninitiated reader and will bring joy to the haiku enthusiast. . . . This is an exceptional selection of English-language haiku at its finest."—Library Booknotes

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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. 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.… (more)

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