[Issa (1763-1828) – Portrait by Muramatsu Shunpo (1772-1858) (Issa Memorial Hall, Shinano, Nagano, Japan]
It’s the anniversary today (born 1763) of the birth of the great Japanese
poet, haiku Issa
[Nanao Sakakai – “Inch By Inch” – translations of Issa – “
Katatsumuri Sort-soronobore Fujinoyama” (“Inch by inch -/Little snail/Creep up and up Mt.Fuji”)]
For more of Allen-on-
haiku – see here and here – and here
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche‘s informative insights on haiku – see here
Mostly Sitting Haiku – see here
For some of
Jack Kerouac‘s haiku – see here
Happy Birthday Issa!
Beat Attitude, Annalisa Marí Pegrum and Sébastien Gavigne’s bilingual anthology of women Beat Generation writers, first published in Spain in 2015. has been reprinted in a French edition by Editions Bruno Doucey. For more information – see here
Allen in Norwegian? – twenty-six years on from the publication of
Olav Angell and Jón Sveinbjørn Jónsson’s Allen I hjertet av malstrømmen, , Geir Vasted argues, continues to be pertinent and relevant.