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In Bashō’s Footsteps

posted Oct 10, 2017, 2:33 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 11:16 PM ]
New to the Poems About Haiku page is “In the Footsteps of Bashō,” a tanka sequence by Beverley George, ML Grace, Michael Thorley, David Terelinck, Catherine Smith, Robert Miller, Carmel Summers, and Lynette Arden. This sequence documents a trip by twelve Australians from Edo to Yamagata, following Bashō’s trail through the north of Japan. These poems first appeared in The Tanka Journal in 2011, and were recently republished, with Japanese translations by Aya Yuhki, in Only in Silence, a book of tanka by Beverley George. Enjoy!