Black Card

Black Card

Author : Ban'ya Natsuishi
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9788182534193
Publisher :
Pub.Date : 2013
Price : $15

Black Card (English, Spanish and Japanese Edition)

The latest haiku collection BLACK CARD by Ban ya Natsuishi leaves no doubt in our minds that the poet is successful in confronting the inner and external realities. These poems reveal the bitter truth and realities of the new millennium. Ban ya as a haiku poet is not confined and restricted to nature and season-word. Ban ya aptly remarks: I believe that haiku poem can be written well without season words, written well in free form and not only in 5-7-5 syllables. Sayumi Kamakura too points out that sincerity of emotion is more important than using season words: Season words are still merely words. As long as they are words, then the emotions the author attempts to convey with them should take precedence over the words themselves. The Japanese haiku that has touched me are those where the author's true sentiments burst from the words. What is most important in haiku is how much true feeling is included in the poem".

About Ban'ya Natsuishi

Ban’ya Natsuishi, master of contemporary haiku and trailblazer at home on the overflowing haiku mountain of life, offers the world - Hybrid Paradise, a collection of his recent, liberating work. In 2009, I wrote a review in a book for him, The Poetical Achievements of Ban’ya Natsuishi, understanding the honour of casting my views on such outstanding haiku. Again, I am thrilled to be involved in the process of expounding works of this incredible author, who has been a great influence in forging ahead with my own style of muki-haiku (seasonless poem technique)!

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