Chiyo-ni: Woman Haiku Master

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Tuttle Publishing, 1998 - Poetry - 280 pages
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'Chiyo-ni - Woman Haiku Master' is a book in English on a woman haiku poet. Chiyo-ni (1703-1775), also known as Kaga no Chiyo, is perhaps Japan's most celebrated female haiku poet. A student of two of Basho's disciples, she worked in an age when haiku was largely a male domain. As a poet, painter, and Buddhist nun, she lived a vibrant life while creating poems of crystalline clarity and delicate sensuality. This volume presents more than one hundred translation of her finest seasonal haiku, renku (linked verse), and haibun (travel poems). Illustrated with artwork by Chiyo-ni and others, 'Chiyo-ni' also includes illuminating essays on her life and art, informative notes, and a glossary of haiku-related terms.

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In Japanese spirituality, both ancient and in its still-living forms, a variety of disciplines and arts can serve as paths to and expressions of enlightenment. Chadō--the way of tea, Kyudō--the way of ... Read full review

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Wonderful book of haiku -- by the greatest woman haiku poet!!! Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations
9
The New Year
97
Notes
261
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Patricia Donegan is a poet-translator and a recipient of a Fulbright Foundation grant. Her own works of poetry include Heralding the Milk Light, Without Warning, and Hot Haiku. She is also the author of Chiyo-ni: Woman Haiku Master (0-8048-2053-8, has sold 3,111 copies since 1998). She teaches at a university in Tokyo.

Ishibashi belongs to a renku poetry writing group and she works as a translator.

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