Haiku Master Buson (Companions for the Journey) (Paperback)

By Buson, Edith Shiffert (Translator), Yuki Sawa (Translator)

White Pine Press (NY), 9781893996816, 258pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2007

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Description

Haiku Master Buson is the only translation of the work of this important haiku poet in English. Buson (1716-1783), along with Basho and Issa, is recognized as one of the three Japanese masters of the haiku. In addition to a large selection of haiku, the book also includes a selection of Buson's prose and a critical introduction.

Edith Shiffert is a poet who has lived in Kyoto, Japan, since the 1960s. Her most recent volume is titled Pathways.

The late Yuki Sawa was a professor at Kyoto Seika University.



About the Author

Buson (1716-1783), along with Basho and Issa is recognized as one of the three Japanese masters of the haiku. In addition to his poetry Buson was also recognized as a painter. Edith Shiffert has lived in Kyoto, Japan since 1963. She is the author of eleven collections of poetry including: When On the Edge, New and Selected Poems, and In the Ninth Decade. In addition she has co-translated several volume of poetry from Japanese including An Anthology of Modern Japanese Poetry and Haiku Master Buson. The late Yuki Sawa was a professor at Kyoto Seika University.