American haiku : new readings / edited by Toru Kiuchi.
American Haiku: New Readings explores the history and development of haiku by American writers by examining individual writers. In the late nineteenth century, Japanese poetry influenced (through translation) the French Symbolist poets, from whom British and American Imagist poets -- including Amy L...
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Lanham, MD :
- PART I: HISTORY: 1. Yone Noguchi's invention of the English-language haiku / Toru Kiuchi
- 2. Ezra Pound, Imagish and haiku / Yoshinobu Hakutani
- 3. Mutual influence between the American and the Japanese haiku: the history of American haiku / Toshio Kimura
- 4. 100 years of haiku in the United States: an overview / Jim Kacian
- 5. Haiku in higher education: a bibliography of articles & theses on haiku concluding with a model of teaching haiku as performance learning / Randy Brooks
- PART II: CRITICISM: 6. Richard Wright's haiku, zen, and the African "Primal outlook upon life" / Yoshinobu Hakutani
- 7. Zen Buddhism in Richard Wright's haiku / Toru Kiuchi
- 8. African American haiku and aesthetic attitude / John Zheng
- 9. Jack Kerouac's haiku and The Dharma Bums / Yoshinobu Hakutani
- 10. Sonia Sanchez's Morning Haiku and the Blues / Heejung Kim
- 11. Those "Negro slaves, dark purple ripened plums": Black Atlantic captives revisited in Cane and parodied in Jazz from the Haiku King / Virginia Whatley Smith
- 12. Creating African American haiku form: Lenard D. Moore's poetic artistry / Toru Kiuchi
- 13. Cid Corman and haiku: the poetics of "Livingdying" / Ce Rosenow
- 14. Burnell Lippy's haiku in relation to zen / Bruce Ross
- Poem index
- Subject index
- About the contributors.