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The Essential Haiku by Robert Hass
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Aug 31, 2008

really liked it
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Compiled by former US Poet Laureate Robert Haas, this is a solid introduction to the fundamental classics of Haiku. It includes works by three founding fathers of Japanese Haiku: Basho, Buson, and Issa.

I bought this after hearing a lecture by another Laureate, Billy Collins, who mentioned reading Haiku as part of his daily routine.

This book requires slow digestion. A single poem can take seconds to read, but can linger for weeks.
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Kim Gosh, Micah. You read such shallow stuff. Why not read a book that actually makes you think once in a while? :)

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