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Haiku

David Cobb

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-0688-0
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8
hardcover
Overlook
09/26/2013

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In Japan, the natural scene and the details of human life are the common focus of the haiku poet and many artists. The inspiration of this irresistible book is to bring them together, revealing the talents of both artists and poets in making the obvious seem remarkable, and the everyday seem extraordinary.

Works of art from the extensive British Museum collections are matched with a selection of the most celebrated haiku, in both their original Japanese and in superb English translations. Beautifully laid out with Japanese calligraphy alongside peaceful scenes of nature, this volume travels through the seasons of the year in both verse and art.

David Cobb's comprehensive introduction and biographical notes on the poets explain the history and development of haiku from earliest to contemporary times. Haiku is therefore a beginner's guide to the formal aspects of haiku appreciation, but also a warm collection of classic pieces sure to please any poetry lover.

David Cobb is a poet and writer. His haiku have appeared widely in anthologies and won a number of international awards. He is the editor of The Genius of Haiku: Readings from R. H. Blyth and The Haiku Kit.

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