HaikuGuy.com

haiku, novels, translation & criticism
by David G. Lanoue

David G. Lanoue




Two Ways cover

On a Sign Pointing Two Ways (Cartago, Colombia: Rompesilencios Ediciones, 2016). Spanish translation and introduction by Carlos Alberto Castrillón; edited by Victoria Eugenia Gómez M. Unavailable.

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Ein Gefühl von Neugierde: 101 Haiku (Norderstedt, Germany: BoD, 2018). German translation by Martina Khamphasith. Available from Amazon.de for 12 Euros.

a random sampling of 100 haiku from these books



Haiku Guy cover Laughing Buddha cover Haiku Wars cover Frog Poet cover Dewdrop World cover

my haiku novels tell the story of a young poet, Buck-Teeth, learning the art of haiku from master Cup-of-Tea (a fictionalized Issa)



Write like Issa cover-Print Version
  • Write like Issa: a Haiku How-to Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828) was a brilliant master of Japanese haiku. This instructional book offers six lessons on how to write haiku based on examples from Issa and from 21st-centur4y poets who are following his path. This e-book is available for Kindle.

  • Or... order a paperback.
Issa's Best cover-Print Version
  • Issa's Best: A Translator's Selection of Master Haiku is a guided tour through the work of Japanese haiku master Kobayashi Issa, gathering together in one text 1,210 of his most effective and evocative verses. This e-book is available for Kindle and Nook.

  • Or... order a paperback.
My Journal with Haiku Sprinkled in cover
  • My Journal with Haiku Sprinkled in is a creative imitation of Issa on the 200th anniversary of his great poetic journal, Oraga haru ("My Spring"). This e-book is available for Kindle.

  • Or... order a paperback.
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  • Issa and the Meaning of Animals: A Buddhist Poet's Perspective explores Issa's poetic vision of animals as fellow travelers in a shared world. Available as an e-book for Kindle and Nook.

  • Or... order a paperback.

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  • Issa and Being Human: Haiku Portraits of Early Modern Japan explores Issa's poetic answer to the question, What does it mean to be "born human"?. Available as an e-book for Kindle.

  • Or... order a paperback.

Pure Land Haiku cover
  • Pure Land Haiku: The Art of Priest Issa examines Issa in relation to Buddhism.
  • Available as an e-book for Kindle and Nook.

  • Or... order a paperback.

Issa


Cup of Tea Poems cover Distant Mountain cover Hoa Lu thi tap cover Thi van yen tu cover Fireflies in My Hands cover




international


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Haiku Guy is available in French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Bulgarian and Serbian (for the latter, search the author index for "Lanu"). Other books in Bulgarian include Laughing Buddha, Haiku Wars, Frog Poet, and Dewdrop World. Nowever has been published in Bulgarian only (not in English). A German translation of Laughing Buddha is in print. There is also a Spanish version of Laughing Buddha.


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