The editor, Robert Hass, United States poet laureate, is the author of several books of poetry including Human Wishes as well as a book of criticism Twentieth Century Pleasures, for which he received The National Book Critics Circle Award. The book is one of the larger series of poetry collections, Essential Poets Series published by Ecco Press.
I bought this book four or maybe five years ago and it has never left me since. It's on my bedside table. Wherever and whenever I travel, this book accompanies me. Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2003 by Edith Bartholomeusz
i enjoyed the immense variety of haiku's in this book though sometimes i get the feeling that something was lost in the translation. by and large, i recommend this as a good buy.Published on March 19 2001 by Blue20
This is the first collection of Japanese haiku I ever read and I was immediately captivated. Since then I have tried to find a similar collection but this one has remained my... Read morePublished on June 22 2000 by Paul Wigelius
I've read other translations of these poems; this one is my favorite. Some of them that seemed dull in previous translations are now among my favorite poems of all time. Read morePublished on Oct. 5 1999