Beyond the Haiku Moment: Basho, Buson and Modern Haiku Myths
English language haiku; realism; modern haiku definitions; 'imaginary' vs 'real' haiku; Shiki; shasei; 'sketch' haiku; Western influence on Japanese thought; the 'haiku moment'; haiku as confluence of past and present; historical haiku; science fiction haiku; metaphor and allegory in haiku; allusion in haiku; kigo; nature in haiku; seasonal words; kigo and poetic essences; famous places in Japanese haiku; senryu; urban haiku; haiku as social linkage.
Essay by Haruo Shirane
Modern Haiku: XXXI:1
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