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Jorlando

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Any book recommendations?
« on: July 16, 2019, 09:44:45 PM »
Any recommendations for haiku collections or other poetry or fiction books with a more concrete image styling.
Preferable from the modern era post ww2 - present

I have copy of narrow road to the interior and spring of my life (issa), and I've read a decent bit on the form itself, just need to absorb more material.


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Re: Any book recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 03:44:42 AM »
Hi Justin,

Any recommendations for haiku collections or other poetry or fiction books with a more concrete image styling.
Preferable from the modern era post ww2 - present

Do you mean pre-1930s and yet still 'concrete'? That might be tricky, as the new genre of haiku only gets a hold with the New Rising Haiku movement.

Did you mean other than modern era as in 'preferable from..."
or is it a typo and you meant to say 'preferably from..."

For pdf books look no further than The Haiku Foundation's Digital Library for work ranging mid-20th onwards, as well as work that touches on pre-haiku days: https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/omeka/

I have copy of narrow road to the interior and spring of my life (issa), and I've read a decent bit on the form itself, just need to absorb more material.

Both Basho and Issa are pre-haiku era, and you are right, it's a 'form' (renga, renku, hokku etc...) as opposed to the haiku genre.

To get a grasp on Matsuo Basho it's best to get a whole range of books, as no one book, however good, can catch all his angles.

Regarding Issa, then David Lanoue is the go-to guy, and he's even met living relatives of Issa not so long ago!

Books about Issa and write like Issa etc...
http://haikuguy.com


If  you want a true and real Japanese haiku poet (not hokku or haikai) there is the book, in English and Japanese, of Kaneko Tohta (1921 – 2018):
https://www.redmoonpress.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=308&osCsid=4c3fa4d2bf2878f7eec0f09c5a351521

That will rock your world but in a good way!

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Alan Summers
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Any recommendations for haiku collections or other poetry or fiction books with a more concrete image styling.
Preferable from the modern era post ww2 - present

I have copy of narrow road to the interior and spring of my life (issa), and I've read a decent bit on the form itself, just need to absorb more material.

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Re: Any book recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 01:09:46 PM »
Thanks for the reply!
 It was a typo I meant to write preferably (my apologize).
 I started looking through the the haiku foundations library, thanks for the lead.
 As for David G. Lanoue I've read some of his work, The way he phrases his thoughts on the pieces make for an easy and pleasurable read!

Thanks for the help
 - Justin 
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Re: Any book recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2019, 05:59:26 AM »
Dear Justin,

If you are interested in the basic building blocks of haiku, then my wife Karen Hoy has created a startling fresh, innovative, successful introducing haiku course that sets people off really quickly. Some participants have even gone straight into our intermediate haiku courses!


Introducing... Haiku
https://www.callofthepage.org/learning/haiku-courses/introducing-haiku/


It's a bit tight, but you could join.

If not, we have one-to-ones by email or Skype or both, to cover your questions about concrete imaging:
https://www.callofthepage.org/learning/

In the meantime enjoy your journey through the digital library of The Haiku Foundation!

warm regards,
Alan
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Thanks for the reply!
 It was a typo I meant to write preferably (my apologize).
 I started looking through the the haiku foundations library, thanks for the lead.
 As for David G. Lanoue I've read some of his work, The way he phrases his thoughts on the pieces make for an easy and pleasurable read!

Thanks for the help
 - Justin