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Leith Morton's translations of Masayo Koike, Shuntarō Tanikawa & Rin Ishigaki

Leith Morton (selector and translator), Poems of Masayo Koike, Shuntarō Tanikawa & Rin Ishigaki (Vagabond Press 2013)

Indonesian writer and translator Maggie Tiojakin said recently… 875 more words


A Visit to the Land of Ne

I paid a visit to the Land of Ne (Koyene) from which hailed Prince Takahito. He is known as the founding father Izanagi through the 8th century classic, the Kojiki. 798 more words


The Narrow Road to The Deep South by Richard Flanagan

Taking its title from the famous Basho poem, Richard Flanagan’s Man Booker Prize 2014 winning novel The Narrow Road to the Deep South tells the story of working class boy done good Dorrigo Evans, surgeon, war hero, and national celebrity. 486 more words


Australian Novelist Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker Prize

This years Man Booker Prize has just been announced. This year’s winner is the Australian novelist Richard Flanagan who was awarded the prize thanks to the the novel… 277 more words


Rakushisha Exchange

Sep. 27. Fine autumn weather. Rakushisha (The House of Fallen Persimmons), Saga, Kyoto. 10 poets assemble. Tito has already taken guests from America, Charlie Trumbull, Cynthia Henderson and Lidia Rozmus to Saigyo’s Well and Kyorai’s Grave. 217 more words


Nature's Song #poetry #haiku #amwriting #photography

beautiful notes

larks join in sky’s symphony

rain plays tympani

hibari naku naka no hyoshi ya kiji no koe

through the skylark’s singing
comes the beat… 25 more words



Book on Zen with Basho’s Haikus:
Hyakujo: The Everest of Zen, with Basho’s Haikus (in English)

Basho has tremendous respect in my heart. He is not only a mystic, a master, he is also a poet, a painter, a sculptor; he is a creative phenomenon. 665 more words