Juxtapositions, The Haiku Foundation’s journal of haiku research and scholarship, announces the release of Juxtapositions 3.1. Articles include:
- “Haiku and the Brain” by Stella Pierides, Hermann J. Müller, Jim Kacian, Franziska Günther & Thomas Geyer, which presents the first results of an interdisciplinary project, bringing together haiku poets and neuro-/cognitive scientists, to investigate the reading of English-language haiku (ELH) as a potentially paradigmatic material for studying the reception of poetic texts
- “A Careful Poetics” by Ce Rosenow & Maurice Hamington, which seeks to contribute to the philosophical discourse of care studies and the growing interest in an aesthetic approach to care
- “Red Tears” by Anna Cates, which discusses the crafting strategies Japanese haikuist Ban’ya Natsuishi uses to create emotional depth in three recent haiku collections
- The Juxta Showcase: Suzuki Shizuko, featuring a profile and selected haiku of Japan’s “haiku hooker,” in versions by award-winning translator Hiroaki Sato
- “Riddle Haiku” by Stephen Addiss, which explores the sub-genre of poems that ask (often implied) questions, and supply a unexpected but convincing answer
- “Mixed Language Haiku” by David McMurray, which analyzes a recent haiku by U.S. President Barack Obama and contrasts it with other modern day bilingual poems selected from haiku journals and newspapers
- “The Sound of Water” by Ian Marshall, an exploration of water as subject matter throughout the history of haiku
It also contains reviews of Raymond Roseliep: Man of Art Who Loved the Rose (Winchester VA: The Haiku Foundation, 2015), by Donna Bauerly, reviewed by Joshua Gage; and Issa and Being Human: Haiku Portraits of Early Modern Japan (New Orleans, LA: HaikuGuy.com, 2017), by David G. Lanoue, reviewed by Randy M. Brooks; as well as eight new haiga from a cadre of artists setting haiku by former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins.
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.
JUXTATHREE, ISBN 978-0-9826951-4-2, 6″ x 9″, 190 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, Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy, Ce Rosenow, Dave Russo. Includes articles by Pierides et al, Rosenow & Hamington, Cates, Sato, Addiss, McMurray, and Marshall; reviews by Gage and Brooks; haiga by Addiss, Babusci, Beining, French, Makino, Moss, Peckham and Rozmus, setting haiku of Billy Collins.