Anthology of modern Japanese poetry

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A collection of works by 49 acclaimed poets skilled in the styles of colloquial free verse, modern tanka, and haunting haiku.

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User Review  - tombrinck - LibraryThing

This anthology was first published in 1972. It contains mostly free-verse poetry from the 20th century, though it also has haiku, and I think the section of tanka is by far the best selection within ... Read full review


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Kihachi Ozaki

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About the author (1972)

Edith Shiffert has lived in Kyoto, Japan since 1963. She is the author of eleven collections of poetry including: When On the Edge, New and Selected Poems, and In the Ninth Decade. In addition she has co-translated several volume of poetry from Japanese including An Anthology of Modern Japanese Poetry and Haiku Master Buson.

The late Yuki Sawa was a professor at Kyoto Seika University.

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