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Click on one of the titles below to go to the review. Books listed by authors' names.  More reviews will be added as they appear.

The following books are reviewed in these pages. 

Patricia Donegan and Yoshie Ishibashi, editors and translators, Chiyo-ni: Woman Haiku Master, Charles E. Tuttle Co, 280 pp., $14.95 paperback.

Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Elegies in Blue: Poems, Cinco Puntos Press, $13.95 trade paper. 

Gary Snyder, The Gary Snyder Reader: Prose, Poetry, and Translations 1952-1998, Counterpoint, 617 + xxii pp., $35 hardcover.

Makoto Ueda, editor and translator, Light Verse from the Floating World: An Anthology of Premodern Japanese Senryu, Columbia University Press, 288 pages, $49.50 cloth; $17.50 paper. 

Keith Wilson, Bosque Redondo: The Encircled Grove—New and Selected Poems, Pennywhistle Press, 112 pp., $12 paperback. 

Richard Wright, Haiku: This Other World, Arcade Publishing, 320 pp., $23.50.

Additional book reviews by Higginson elsewhere on the Web:

(Recent reviews in Modern Haiku magazine, now available online.)

David Coomler, Hokku: Writing Traditional Haiku in English: The Gift to be Simple, Octavo Press, 157 pp., $12.95.

Robin D. Gill, “Rise, Ye Sea Slugs!”: A Theme from In Praise of Olde Haiku, with Many More Poems and Fine Elaboration, Paraverse Press, 480 pp., $25.00.

Jane Reichhold, Writing and Enjoying Haiku: A Hands-On Guide, Kodansha International, 166 pp., $15.00.

Bruce Ross, How to Haiku: A Writer’s Guide to Haiku and Related Forms, Tuttle Publishing, 167 pp., $12.95.

Makoto Ueda,Far Beyond the Field: Haiku by Japanese Women, Columbia University Press, 244 + xv pp., $54.50 and $22.50.

I also have an annotated bibliography of books on and of Japanese Tanka on the New Hope International web site, at


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