Juxtapositions, The Haiku Foundation’s journal of haiku research and scholarship, releases Issue 2.1, dedicated to poet, editor and publisher Cor van den Heuvel on the occasion of his 85th birthday, March 6, 2016. Juxtapositions 2.1 includes Sandra Simpson’s history of haiku through The Great War, Judy Kendall’s exploration of the different sorts of experiences readers have when using reading v. viewing modes, Charles Trumbull offers a spirited defense of Shiki’s theory of shasei, Ian Marshall and Megan Simpson deconstruct haiku in real time as they walk the woods, and THF founder Jim Kacian interviews issue honoree Cor van den Heuvel. Brief appreciations of several of van den Heuvel’s signature haiku are offered by a gathering of some of the best haiku poets writing today, and Melissa Allen offers a retrospective review of the three editions of van den Heuvel’s The Haiku Anthology. Michael Dylan Welch casts a glance back at Harold G. Henderson’s The Bamboo Broom, and Ce Rosenow considers Jeffrey Johnson’s recent Haiku Poetics in Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde Poetry. Randy Brooks offers a comprehensive listing of theses and dissertations centered on the many ways haiku are written and used in a variety of disciplines. And Stephen Addiss and Jim Kacian comment on this issue’s haiga.
Juxtapositions can now be found between covers as well! These large, attractive, full-color volumes contain all the articles from their respective issues, in book form. Royalties help support The Haiku Foundation. Order them here:
JUXTAONE, ISBN 978-0-9826951-2-8, 6″ x 9″, 274 pages in full color (Winchester VA: The Haiku Foundation, 2016). Edited by the Juxtapositions Editorial Staff: Peter McDonald (Senior Editor), Stephen Addiss, Randy Brooks, Bill Cooper, Aubrie Cox, Jim Kacian, Ce Rosenow, Dave Russo, Sandra Simpson. Includes articles by Marshall, Joy, Trumbull, Shirane, Takiguchi and Kacian; interview of Yuki Ito by Udo Wenzel; reviews by Welch and Hall; resources by Brooks; haiga by Beining, Codrescu, Makino, Moss, Mountain, Peckham and Rotella, with commentary by Addiss.
JUXTATWO, ISBN 978-0-9826951-3-5, 6″ x 9″, 290 pages in full color (Winchester VA: The Haiku Foundation, 2016). Edited by the Juxtapositions Editorial Staff: Peter McDonald (Senior Editor), Stephen Addiss, Randy Brooks, Bill Cooper, Jim Kacian, Ce Rosenow, Dave Russo, Sandra Simpson. Includes articles by Simpson, Kendall, Trumbull, Marshall/Simpson; interview of van den Heuvel by Kacian; reviews by Allen, Welch and Rosenow, plus mini-reviews of poems by several poets; resources by Brooks; haiga by Moss, Babusci, Codrescu, Peckham, French, Mountain and Addiss, with commentary by Addiss and Kacian.