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The Haiku Handbook How to Write Teach and Appreciate Haiku

How to Write Teach and Appreciate Haiku

written by William J Higginson

Kodansha International Ltd | ISBN 9784770031136

Paperback – 352 pages

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With a new foreword by poet, translator, and author Jane Reichhold ("Basho: The Complete Haiku"), this anniversary edition presents a concise history of the Japanese haiku, including the dynamic changes of the haiku throughout the twentieth century as this beloved poetry form has been adapted to modern and urban settings. Full chapters are offered on form, the seasons in haiku, and haiku craft, plus background on the Japanese poetic tradition and the effect of translation on our understanding of haiku. Other unique features are chapters on teaching and sharing haiku, with lesson plans for both elementary and secondary school use; a seasonal word index of poetic words; a comprehensive glossary; and a list of enduring classic resources for further exploration. By any standard, "The Haiku Handbook" is the defining volume in the genre.

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