A long rainy season : Haiku & Tanka

ISBN: 1880656159, 9781880656150
OCLC Number: 475136833
Material Type: Poetry
Document Type: Book
Translator: Leza Lowitz, Miyuki Aoyama, Akemi Tomioka
Editor: Leza Lowitz, Miyuki Aoyama, Akemi Tomioka
Language: en
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Publication Place: Berkeley, CA
English Publication Date: 1994
Notes: Illustrations by Robert Kushner.
Related: Contemporary Japanese women's poetry ; 1
Abstract: A thousand years ago women poets at the Japanese imperial court created a written aesthetic of unmatched elegance and technical skill. Today, Japanese women poets write with equal sophistication about romance, family life, and sexuality, and about divorce, loneliness, feminism, politics, and the West. In this landmark anthology of traditional short verse (the haiku and the slightly longer tanka) fifteen contemporary Japanese women poets reveal the changing society that is Japan today. Winner of the 1995 Benjamin Franklin Award.