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6 Kigo Articles -- in one PDF
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Kigo Versus Seasonal Reference: Cross-cultural Issues
in Anglo-American Haiku

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5,400 words
Kumamoto Studies in English Language and Literature 49
(Kumamoto University, March 2006)

(Revised from Simply Haiku 3.3 Autumn 2005)




A New Haiku Era: Non-season kigo in the
Gendai Haiku saijiki

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1,900 words
March 2006
Modern Haiku 37.2 Summer 2006




The Heart in Season: Sampling the Gendai Haiku
Non-season Muki Saijiki Preface

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1,400 words
March 2006
Simply Haiku 4:3 Autumn 2006 (forthcoming)




The Gendai Haiku Muki Saijiki -- Table of Contents
PDF
9,300 words
March 2006
Simply Haiku 4:3 Autumn 2006 (forthcoming)




The Season of 'No-Season' in Contemporary Haiku: The Modern Haiku Association Muki Saijiki
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4,000 words
March 2006
Simply Haiku 4:2 Summer 2006




Kigo and Seasonal Reference in Haiku:
Observations, Anecdotes and a Translation

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7,500 words
August 2005
Simply Haiku 3:3 autumn 2005


Kigo Articles Contained in the All-in-One PDF


1) Kigo and Seasonal Reference: Cross-cultural Issues in Anglo-American Haiku
      Author: Richard Gilbert (10 pages, 5400 words).
      A discussion of differences between season words as used in English-language haiku, and kigo within the Japanese literary context.
Publication: Kumamoto Studies in English Language and Literature 49, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan, March 2006 (pp. 29-46); revised from Simply Haiku 3.3 (Autumn 2005).


2) A New Haiku Era: Non-season kigo in the Gendai Haiku saijiki
      Authors: Richard Gilbert, Yki It, Tomoko Murase, Ayaka Nishikawa, and Tomoko Takaki (4 pages, 1900 words).
      Introduction to the Muki Saijiki focusing on the muki kigo volume of the 2004 the Modern Haiku Association (Gendai Haiku Kykai; MHA). This article contains the translation of the Introduction to the volume, by Tohta Kaneko.
Publication: Modern Haiku 37.2 (Summer 2006)


3) The Heart in Season: Sampling the Gendai Haiku Non-season Muki Saijiki Preface
      Authors: Yki It, with Richard Gilbert (3 pages, 1400 words).
      An online compliment to the Introduction by Tohta Kaneko found in the above-referenced Muki Saijiki article. Within, some useful information concerning the treatments of kigo in Bash and Issa. Much of the information has been translated from Tohta Kaneko's Introduction to Haiku.
Publication: Simply Haiku Journal 4.3 (Autumn 2006)


4) The Gendai Haiku Muki Saijiki -- Table of Contents
      Authors: Richard Gilbert, Yki It, Tomoko Murase, Ayaka Nishikawa, and Tomoko Takaki (30 pages, 9300 words).
      A bilingual compilation of the keywords used in the Muki Saijiki Table of Contents. By viewing this list, it is hoped that researchers and composers will get a sense of the scope of a modern saijiki. The volume considered here is one of a set of five volumes.
Publication: Simply Haiku Journal 4.2 (Summer 2006)


5) The Season of 'No-Season' in Contemporary Haiku: The Modern Haiku Association Muki Saijiki
      Authors: Richard Gilbert, Yki It, Tomoko Murase, Ayaka Nishikawa, and Tomoko Takaki (11 pages, 4000 words).
      As the Muki Saijiki is divided into six major categories, we have taken one haiku from each, and collaboratively translated and commented on the haiku, as a sort of cross-cultural experiment in communicating how a group of Japanese readers experience a sampling of gendai (modern) Japanese haiku.
Publication: Simply Haiku Journal 4.2 (Summer 2006)


6) Kigo and Seasonal Reference in Haiku: Observations, Anecdotes and a Translation
      Author: Richard Gilbert (15 pages, 7500 words).
     This first article on kigo was inspired by Robert Wilson, senior editor of Simply Haiku. This article contains a similar text to the revised and condensed article above (number 1). There is additional explanation, cultural reportage and haiku examples which were removed from the revised version; it rambles a bit.
Publication: Simply Haiku 3.3 (Autumn 2005)



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