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Haiku Moment: An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku

by Bruce Ross

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Haiku Moment is the most comprehensive volume of contemporary North American haiku written in English. It contains over 800 haiku by 185 poets. Most of the haiku in this collection are nature poems, some of these merely nature sketches overlaid with recognizable human emotion. In general, these haiku are meant to reflect either the style of the Basho School of haiku with its emphasis on the preservation of temporal loneliness and emotional objectivity or the haiku of Issa with their joyful evocations of the liveliness and empathic resonance found in the natural world. Noteworthy haiku poets include: Charles Dickens Patricia Donegan Adele Kenny Matthew Louviere Bruce Ross Miriam Sagan Ruth Yarrow… (more)

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This is an excellent collection of contemporary English-language haiku. There are many beautiful images here. This book is a must for the library of anyone who is interested in this genre. ( )
  ellenflorman | Nov 13, 2010 |
his is a healthy collection of English-language haiku. I'd say it's much less innovative and much less exciting than The Haiku Anthology. The poems are almost all on nature themes, without a lot of further depth or insight. Still, for a traditional view of what haiku should be, this collection represents it well and presents poems which are direct and clear. Furthermore, having over 800 poems and 185 poets, nothing beats an anthology for giving you a broad sense of what various writers are doing and what can be done with haiku. ( )
  tombrinck | May 4, 2006 |
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the old pond--a frog jumps in:the sound of water--Basho
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To my Mother, Esther Spector Ross
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Perhaps the two most well-known haiku in contemporary Japan were composed respectively by the Japanese haiku poets Basho and Issa.
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