Haiku Moment: An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku

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Bruce Ross
Tuttle Publishing, 1993 - Literary Collections - 331 pages
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Haiku Moment is the most comprehensive volume of contemporary North American haiku written in English.

It contains over 800 haiku by 185 poets. Most of the haiku in this collection are nature poems, some of these merely nature sketches overlaid with recognizable human emotion. In general, these haiku are meant to reflect either the style of the Basho School of haiku with its emphasis on the preservation of temporal loneliness and emotional objectivity or the haiku of Issa with their joyful evocations of the liveliness and empathic resonance found in the natural world.

Noteworthy haiku poets include:
  • Charles Dickens
  • Patricia Donegan
  • Adele Kenny
  • Matthew Louviere
  • Bruce Ross
  • Miriam Sagan
  • Ruth Yarrow

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User Review  - ellenflorman - LibraryThing

This is an excellent collection of contemporary English-language haiku. There are many beautiful images here. This book is a must for the library of anyone who is interested in this genre. Read full review

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User Review  - tombrinck - LibraryThing

his is a healthy collection of English-language haiku. I'd say it's much less innovative and much less exciting than The Haiku Anthology. The poems are almost all on nature themes, without a lot of ... Read full review

References to this book

Patricia Donegan
No preview available - 2003
Walden by Haiku
Ian Marshall
Limited preview - 2010

About the author (1993)

Bruce Ross has published haiku, poetry, critical theory and mythology in international scholarly and poetry journals. His published books include thousands of wet stones and The Trees.

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