My Haiku Journey

First published in Woodnotes #16, Spring 1993, page 30.

My Haiku Journey by Jack Stamm. Kawade Shobo Shinshiya, 1993, 148 pages, hardback, 5½ by 7½ inches. $13.00 postpaid from AHA Books, P.O. Box 767, Gualala, California, 95445 [address no longer correct], or for 1600¥ from the publisher at Sendagaya 2-32-2, Shibugaku, Tokyo 151, Japan. Time will remember Jack Stamm for the beauty and strength of his many translations of contemporary Japanese haiku into English. But Stamm was also a writer of haiku himself, and My Haiku Journey testifies posthumously to that fact. While most of the book is in Japanese, all of the haiku are also in English. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy this book and read its many fine poems.

shut in by rain

putting on my glasses

taking them off