Haiku Moment: An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku
Tuttle Publishing, 1993 - Literary Collections - 331 pages
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:
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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