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Book Giveaway: The Art of Haiku

Book coverThe Art of Haiku: Its History through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters
by Stephen Addiss

This in-depth study of haiku history begins with the great early masters of the form—like Basho, Buson, and Issa—and goes all the way to twentieth-century greats, like Santoka. It also focuses on an important aspect of traditional haiku that is less known in the West: haiku art. All the great haiku masters created paintings (called haiga) or calligraphy in connection with their poems, and the words and images were intended to be enjoyed together. Here one of the leading haiku scholars of the West takes us on a tour of haiku poetry’s evolution, providing along the way a wealth of examples of the poetry and the art inspired by it. Leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy.

64 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: The Art of Haiku

  1. I recently attended a daylong retreat at Spirit Rock meditation and retreat center on “Writing as a Path to Awakening”. Our opening exercise was to write a haiku in response to the question “Who Am I?” this was my haiku. I would love to explore this form deeper.

    Iridescent Light
    Flashing, dancing in the Now
    Dragonfly’s sister.

  2. I love haiku and have been reading and writing and studied chinese brush painting at the China Academy of Arts. I’d love a copy of this book! Oms,

  3. This seems to be a good book. I never knew that haiku masters created paintings as well! I bet the illustrations were equally beautiful as the haikus themselves!

  4. Books are like works of art, we all may have a different taste in them, with some being favored more than others, but life without expanding your horizons, is to not know the wonders you are missing.
    This is definitely a site I will visit often.

  5. I can’t write haiku but I do love to read it. I’ve really enjoyed reading a few from this book.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. Shambhala Publications always seek to enhance and inspire all that is elemental/spiritual in it’s readers…nurturing the human spirit. Shambhala and the Art of Haiku… perfect…

  7. Shambhala Publications always seek to nurture and inspire all that is spiritual/elemental in the reader.
    Shambhala – The Art of Haiku… perfect.

  8. sincere apologies if i’ve entered my comment more than once. my computer, somewhat aged and is playing with me- kind regards… valli

  9. I believe the beauty of haiku expands our awareness of life and opens our hearts. Haiku always makes me stop and pause.

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