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Gendai haiku is modern Japanese haiku. These pages represent selections from video interviews and translations of haiku criticism & poetry of six contemporary haiku poets (gendai haijin), now living in Japan. Contemporary senryû gendai senryû) is also represented. These interviews have been conducted between August 2006 – August 2007.
Poems of Consciousness
Gendai & Contemporary Haiku
Book & DVD, Red Moon Press, 2008, 2009
Additional Haiku Research
Site-creator (two part) interview:
here and here
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Research supported by a the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research and the Japan Ministry of Education (MEXT), Kakenhi 18520439 (2006-07), Kakenhi 21520579 (2009-11).
Faculty of Letters, Kumamoto University