haiku translations, haiku criticism, haiku novels

by David G. Lanoue



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Issa's Best: A Translator's Selection of Master Haiku 1,210 great haiku by Issa in seasonal order—with an introduction to Issa's life and poetry.

Order paperback copies here: Issa's Best ($9.99). Also available as an e-book for Kindle and Nook ($2.99).

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Write like Issa: a Haiku How-to offers lessons on how to write haiku based on examples from Issa and from 21st-century poets who are following his creative path

Order paperback copies here: Write like Issa ($9.99).
Also available as an e-book for Kindle ($2.99).

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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.

Order paperback copies here: Issa and the Meaning of Animals ($12.99).
Also available as an e-book for Kindle and Nook ($2.99).

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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"?

Order paperback copies here: Issa and Being Human ($9.99).
Also available as an e-book for Kindle ($2.99).

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Pure Land Haiku: The Art of Priest Issa is the first book-length English language analysis of Issa's haiku in relation to the Buddhism that he studied and lived.

Order paperback copies here: Pure Land Haiku ($12.99).
Also available as an e-book for Kindle and Nook ($2.99).

Haiku Guy cover Haiku Guy A fictionalized Issa ("Cup-of-Tea") teaches the art of haiku to a young provincial poet, Buck-Teeth. 2nd Print Edition available as a paperback ($9.99) Available as an e-book for Kindle
or Nook ($2.99)
Laughing Buddha cover Laughing Buddha Why has the poet Buck-Teeth stopped writing after a certain lunar eclipse, and what can be done to help him recover his inspiration? 2nd Print Edition available as a paperback ($9.99) Available as an e-book for Kindle
or Nook ($2.99)
Haiku Wars cover Haiku Wars takes a tongue-in-cheek look at real-life conflicts in the small world of international haiku, narrated by a ferret named Oscar. Available as a paperback from Red Moon Press ($17.00) Available as an e-book for Kindle
or Nook ($2.99)
Frog Poet cover Frog Poet poses this question: Is it possible that the deceased poet Cup-of-Tea (Issa) has returned to life, reincarnated as a frog? Available as a paperback from Red Moon Press ($17.00) Available as an e-book for Kindle
or Nook ($2.99)
Dewdrop World cover Dewdrop World One-breath poems punctuate two interwoven plots that together express a Buddhist truth about life on this fragile, fading "dewdrop world." Available as a paperback ($9.99) Available as an e-book for Kindle
or Nook ($2.99)

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