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naviarhaiku284 – the shepherdess calls

the shepherdess calls a distant clang of goat bells mountain music   Mark is a member of the British Haiku Society and has been writing haiku and senryu for around seven years, His first collection Ghost Moon received positive reviews from esteemed American haiku Journal Frog Pond and the British[...]
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naviarhaiku282 – the sky I see

Natsume Soseki's investigation of a rapidly westernizing Japanese society and its sense of alienation has kept him famous into the 21st century: to this day, he's considered one of the greatest Japanese writers of all time. Soseki wrote novels (most famously Kokoro in 1914), haiku and children’s fairy tales. Seven[...]
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naviarhaiku281 – The summer grasses

In his late twenties Matsuo Basho moved to Edo (now Tokyo), where he joined the local active poetry community: he started writing under the name Basho after he received a basho tree from one of his students. Basho wrote in a particular form called Haibun, a fusion of haiku and[...]
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naviarhaiku280 – night ends in hills

Aju Mukhopadhyay is a fiction writer, poet and critic who's written 32 books and received several poetry awards in India and abroad. Aju writes about wildlife and nature, and so far has published seven books of poems in English and two in Bangla. Seven days to make music in response[...]
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naviarhaiku279 – Ripples on water

Jason Richardson is a Leeton-based musician and poet who's collaborated with Naviar many times over the last few years: in 2014 his music was part of the sound installation we made for the State of Origin exhibition in London,  and in 2017 we curated together the exhibition Crossing Streams in[...]
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naviarhaiku278 – coolness

Initially a prose writer, Masaoka Shiki dedicated most of his life to haiku and is usually credited with reviving this Japanese poetic form. He advocated realistic observation by "sketching" (shasei) poems and going out into nature with notebooks, thus abandoning the traditional subjects of haiku of the time. His advice[...]
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naviarhaiku277 – waking from summer sleep

A poet who doesn't need introduction, Kobayashi Issa (1763 – 1828) was one of Japan’s most prolific poets and is considered one of the four haiku masters in Japan, together with Bashō, Buson and Shiki. His real name was Kobayashi Yataro, but eventually took the pen name Issa, which means[...]
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