Posts Tagged ‘Japanese poetry’

Poetry and Prose, Mirrors and Distance

Poetry and Prose, Mirrors and Distance     Poems of a Penisist by Mutsuo Takahashi. Translated by Hiroaki Sato. Twelve Views from the Distance by Mutsuo Takahashi. Translated by Jeffrey Angles. REVIEW BY GREGORY DUNNE     he University of Minnesota has recently published two remarkable volumes of Japanese literature in translation by one of…

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Basho’s Ghost

BY SAM HAMILL

For Basho, the grass blowing in the breeze seems especially poignant, so much so that his eyes well into tears…

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