The Routledge Global Haiku Reader (Hardcover)

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The Routledge Global Haiku Reader (Hardcover)

By James Shea (Editor), Grant Caldwell (Editor)


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The Routledge Global Haiku Reader provides a historical overview and comprehensive examination of haiku across the world in numerous languages, poetic movements, and cultural contexts. Offering an extensive critical perspective, this volume provides leading essays by poets and scholars who explore haiku's various global developments, demonstrating the form's complex and sometimes contradictory manifestations from the twentieth century to the present.

The sixteen chapters are carefully organized into categories that reflect the salient areas of practice and study: Haiku in Transit, Haiku and Social Consciousness, Haiku and Experimentation, and The Future of Global Haiku. An insightful introduction surveys haiku's influence beyond Japan and frames the collection historically and culturally, questioning commonly held assumptions about haiku and laying the groundwork for new ways of seeing the form. Haiku's elusiveness, its resistance to definition, is partly what keeps it so relevant today, and this book traces the many ways in which this global verse form has evolved.

The Routledge Global Haiku Reader ushers haiku into the twenty-first century in a critically minded and historically informed manner for a new generation of readers and writers and will appeal to students and researchers in Asian studies, literary studies, comparative literature, creative writing, and cultural studies

James Shea is the author of two books of poetry, The Lost Novel and Star in the Eye. A recipient of grants from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, he is the Director of the Creative and Professional Writing Program in the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University.Grant Caldwell is a senior lecturer in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Melbourne. His research interests are the writing of poetry and fiction, the psychology of composition, the teaching of creative writing, contemporary Australian poetry, the history and writing of haiku, and concrete poetry. Dr. Caldwell has published thirteen books of creative work (poetry, short fiction, and novels) and a critical monograph. He has received two Australia Council for the Arts Established Writers' Fellowships.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032275659
ISBN-10: 1032275650
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 30th, 2023
Pages: 344
Language: English