There is a really informative article about Shiki in the current issue of The Writer’s Chronicle. That is the magazine put out by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). Shiki is one of the four haiku masters (Basho, Issa and Buson are the other three). The article by Barry George mostly discusses Shiki’s tanka poetry but it also talks about his haiku. I enjoy learning about the history of Japanese literature. I love when I see an article about haiku in a mainstream literary magazine – it is not a very common occurrence.


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