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July 26, 2012

Book coverThe Art of Haiku: Its History through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters
by Stephen Addiss
Hardcover

This in-depth study of haiku history begins with the great early masters of the form—like Basho, Buson, and Issa—and goes all the way to twentieth-century greats, like Santoka. It also focuses on an important aspect of traditional haiku that is less known in the West: haiku art. All the great haiku masters created paintings (called haiga) or calligraphy in connection with their poems, and the words and images were intended to be enjoyed together. Here one of the leading haiku scholars of the West takes us on a tour of haiku poetry's evolution, providing along the way a wealth of examples of the poetry and the art inspired by it. Leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy.


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64 Responses to Book Giveaway

  • Amber says:

    This sounds like such a great book!

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm

  • Carrie says:

    This looks like a beautiful book. I would love it! Thanks!

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm

  • Snap says:

    I love haiku and art. Would love to give this book a happy home!

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm

  • AMY CHRISTENSEN says:

    I love haiku. I would love to read this historical book.

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm

  • Eileen Heidenheimer says:

    such a lovely book
    craving arises, ceases
    empty printed page

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm

  • David Asetoyer says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book!

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm

  • Marcie says:

    I would love to win this!

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm

  • Maggie Lynne Sorgen says:

    I recently attended a daylong retreat at Spirit Rock meditation and retreat center on "Writing as a Path to Awakening". Our opening exercise was to write a haiku in response to the question "Who Am I?" this was my haiku. I would love to explore this form deeper.

    Iridescent Light
    Flashing, dancing in the Now
    Dragonfly's sister.

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm

  • Jess Sommar says:

    I love haiku and have been reading and writing and studied chinese brush painting at the China Academy of Arts. I'd love a copy of this book! Oms,
    Jess

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm

  • Nikos Leverenz says:

    This book looks like a delight, and I'll enjoy it however it may come into my presence.

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm

  • Tiina Silvia Lahesoo says:

    This seems to be a good book. I never knew that haiku masters created paintings as well! I bet the illustrations were equally beautiful as the haikus themselves!

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm

  • Alyssa Schimmel says:

    what's sweeter than a
    poem that fits in the palm,
    that lingers on lips?

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  • L Coats says:

    love the paintings and poems

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm

  • Christina Nguyen says:

    There is a strong and vibrant community of haiku poets all over the world today. Thanks to the great masters who got us started!

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm

  • Gary Sanson says:

    The Art of Haiku
    A book of poems and paintings
    I think it looks nice

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm

  • Maxine Sundman says:

    Books are like works of art, we all may have a different taste in them, with some being favored more than others, but life without expanding your horizons, is to not know the wonders you are missing.
    This is definitely a site I will visit often.

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm

  • Alison says:

    This sounds interesting ^_^

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm

  • Raymond gipson says:

    Elegant simplicity is difficult to come by must less to create.

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm

  • angie kehler says:

    white lotus flower
    floating on a mud puddle
    has no anchor there

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 3:49 pm

  • Shaz says:

    I love Basho!

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm

  • Jonelle says:

    Gosh, I'm so into meditation & writing together! I'd love this book. What a nice idea for whoever wins!

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 3:52 pm

  • Helge Torvund says:

    the joy of hands and eyes
    this warm august afternoon
    when the new haiku book arrives

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm

  • Michelle Marshall says:

    I would love to see the art in this book!

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm

  • Adam says:

    a multitude of ways to reflect on single pages bound into a whole...

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

  • Megan Raison says:

    I can't write haiku but I do love to read it. I've really enjoyed reading a few from this book.
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Megan

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm

  • Mark says:

    Hmmmn..

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 5:23 pm

  • Alexandre Westerlund says:

    A remarkable art indeed.

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 6:01 pm

  • Christine Welter says:

    I would love to learn more about Haiku. I love haikus by Basho!

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm

  • Mary says:

    to find the essence of a moment......

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 6:43 pm

  • julie flores says:

    I love haiku :)

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 6:43 pm

  • valli poole says:

    Shambhala Publications always seek to enhance and inspire all that is elemental/spiritual in it's readers...nurturing the human spirit. Shambhala and the Art of Haiku... perfect...

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 6:45 pm

  • valli poole says:

    Shambhala Publications always seek to nurture and inspire all that is spiritual/elemental in the reader.
    Shambhala - The Art of Haiku... perfect.

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm

  • Deborah says:

    I would love to learn more about the world of haiku. Thank you!

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm

  • valli poole says:

    sincere apologies if i've entered my comment more than once. my computer, somewhat aged and is playing with me- kind regards... valli

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm

  • Mary Bast says:

    What a lovely way to learn about haiku.

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 7:39 pm

  • Cathy Sugden says:

    Something so grounding when reading the Haiku.

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm

  • Libby Francisco says:

    Haiga for the eye
    Blend the senses together
    Haiku for the ear

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm

  • Jorge Ribeiro says:

    I want to see how the artist paints Basho's famous frog on the lotus/plop! haiku...

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm

  • Brian says:

    poems, paintings, haiku--what a combination!

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm

  • Brian says:

    poems, paintings and haiku. what a combination!

    Posted on July 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm

  • Barbara Joseph says:

    I believe the beauty of haiku expands our awareness of life and opens our hearts. Haiku always makes me stop and pause.

    Posted on July 27, 2012 at 12:22 am

  • Jan says:

    Haiku - inspiring - makes me wonder
    I'd love this book in
    hands!

    Posted on July 27, 2012 at 7:33 am

  • Susan says:

    Beautiful book!

    Posted on July 27, 2012 at 8:55 am

  • Christopher Varga says:

    Summer in the world;
    floating on the waves
    of the lake.

    Posted on July 27, 2012 at 8:56 am

  • germaine robison says:

    Haiku is so calming, whoever wins will be blessed. Thank you for being so generous!

    Posted on July 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm

  • germaine robison says:

    not sure what happened to my last comment, anyway...haiku rocks!

    Posted on July 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm

  • Natalia says:

    Wow! I learned something new today. I didn't know about haigo. Awesome. Would love to learn more.

    Posted on July 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

  • Mary schulz says:

    Love haiku

    Posted on July 27, 2012 at 9:00 pm

  • James S. says:

    paintings shove poems
    off white page into cold mud
    so much for haijin

    Posted on July 28, 2012 at 3:37 am

  • Barbara says:

    Looks like a very beautiful book. A very generous prize.

    Posted on July 28, 2012 at 11:45 am

  • chua lye kiat says:

    I love the simplicity poignancy of good haiku.

    Posted on July 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm

  • Adam says:

    artistic and poetic reflection

    Posted on July 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm

  • Lynsey Miron says:

    A perfect addition to my new home :)

    Posted on July 30, 2012 at 9:32 am

  • José Eduardo says:

    May all beings benefit.

    Posted on July 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

  • Matthew Gindin says:

    Didn't know about haiga, fascinating.

    Posted on July 30, 2012 at 10:19 am

  • Jarett says:

    May whoever's karma is most in line with winning this book enjoy it immensely! :)

    Posted on July 31, 2012 at 1:16 am

  • Patrick Hearne says:

    Looks like a great book. I've always enjoyed haiku and Japanese art so I'd love to get this one way or another.

    Posted on July 31, 2012 at 4:40 am

  • Ruth M says:

    Thank you for publishing this beautiful book. I look forward to reading it.

    Posted on July 31, 2012 at 6:25 am

  • Rehn Kovacic says:

    Between gray clouds
    a fragment of blue sky—
    rain commences.
    --Rehn

    Posted on July 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

  • Rehn Kovacic says:

    Between grey clouds
    a fragment of blue sky—
    rain commences.
    --Rehn

    Posted on July 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm

  • Robert Mason says:

    This is a book I would definitely enjoy!

    Posted on August 1, 2012 at 7:25 am

  • mike says:

    long live the arts of Basho and Issa, and of Karma Tenzing Wanchuk aka Dennis Dutton!

    Posted on August 1, 2012 at 8:21 am

  • Jonelle Kearney says:

    Not sure if my first post made it. Love the idea of this giveaway. Anyone here would be a great recipient!

    Posted on August 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm

  • Leonard says:

    I love the haiku. I have experimented with it quite a bit.

    Posted on August 21, 2012 at 12:40 am

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