This bilingual book presents a generous selection of work by four distinguished twentieth-century poets who made significant contributions to the development of modern Japanese poetry. A general introduction provides the literary and historical context for their achievement, while each poet's work is prefaced with notes on his/her life and career.
About the Author
Takako Lento and W. S. Merwin's collaborative translation of Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson (2013) won the 2013-14 Japan-US Friendship Prize in Translation. Her recent publications include The Art of Being Alone and Tamura Ryuichi.