Kaneko Tohta is regarded around the world as one of the great poets of contemporary haiku, but relatively little of his work has been available in languages other than his native Japanese. The Kon Nichi Translation Group, attached to Kumamoto University, is seeking to redress that situation. The Future of Haiku, an in-depth interview focusing on Tohta’s personal haiku practice, and centered in the physical embodiment of his work throughout his life, and especially during his service during World War II, is Volume 2 of the Kaneko series of books that explores Tohta’s life and poetics as well as his poetry. As Itô Yûki, a member of the translation team, writes: “From [his] bodily self, [Kaneko] continues to write and speak, and to critique society, with a vibrant voice, an evergreen haiku poet . . .” Shortlisted for the 2011 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award by The Haiku Foundation.
Size: 4.25" x 6.75"
Binding: perfect softbound