Tag Archives: poetry

Fun Link Friday: Haiku Contest!

A quickie fun link for those haiku (and tea!) lovers out there. The well-known tea company Oi Ocha is hosting a “new haiku” contest that is open from now through February 28. All ages and nationalities are welcome to submit … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Chinese Literary Forms in Heian Japan: Poetics and Practice

Chinese Literary Forms in Heian Japan: Poetics and Practice Brian Steininger Written Chinese served as a prestigious, cosmopolitan script across medieval East Asia, from as far west as the Tarim Basin to the eastern kingdom of Heian period Japan (794–1185). … Continue reading

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Resource: Brower Fund Collection of karuta cards

A quickie digital resource for you all today! In case you’re crazy about playing the karuta card game or just the Hyakunin isshū poetry compositions, you might be interested in these public-use images from the University of Michigan’s Brower Fund … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Man’yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan

Man’yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan Brill, 2014. 444 pages. Hardcover, $63/€49 /£42. In Man’yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan, Torquil Duthie examines the literary representation of the late seventh-century Yamato court as a realm of “all … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Yoshino

Now available: a brand-new anthology of poetry and prose about Yoshino in Nara prefecture, ranging from Kakinomoto Hitomaro to Tanizaki Junichiro; taking in Saigyo, Matsuo Basho and Ueda Akinari, and followed by a lively travel story which asks whether history can ever be separated from myth in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Poems of Penisist by Takahashi Mutsuo

POEMS OF A PENISIST A collection of homoerotic poetry by one of Japan’s most prominent poets By Mutsuo Takahashi Translated by Hiroaki Sato, with introduction by Burton Watson University of Minnesota Press | 128 pages ISBN 978-0-8166-7972-0 | paperback | … Continue reading

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Kinokuniya Haiku Contest 2013

Deadline: postmarked by May 31, 2013 Cost to enter: free Text details after the image. Compose an English-form haiku (5-7-5 syllable format) on one of the following topics: nature, work, or baseball. Submit to Kikokuniya Haiku Contest 1073 Avenue of … Continue reading

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