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Issa and Being Human: Haiku Portraits of Early Modern Japan Paperback – January 17, 2017
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David G. Lanoue is a professor of English at Xavier University of Louisiana. He is a cofounder of the New Orleans Haiku Society, an associate member of the Haiku Foundation, and former President of the Haiku Society of America. His books include translations of Kobayashi Issa, criticism (such as "Pure Land Haiku: The Art of Priest Issa" and "Issa and the Meaning of Animals: A Buddhist Poet’s Perspective"), and a series of "haiku novels," including "Haiku Guy," "Laughing Buddha," "Haiku Wars," "Frog Poet" and "Dewdrop World." Some of his books have appeared in French, German, Spanish, Bulgarian, Serbian, and Japanese editions. He maintains "The Haiku of Kobayashi Issa" website, for which he translated 10,000 of Issa’s haiku.