So Happy to See Cherry Blossoms, Haiku from the Year of the Great Earthquake and Tsunami, compiled and edited by Madoka Mayuzumi
Madoka Mayuzumi, Japan’s leading haiku poet and winner of the Kadokawa Haiku Prize and Yamamoto Kenkichi Literature Prize, has toured the areas of Japan devastated in 2011 by the earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear reactor meltdowns, interviewed many of the survivors, and gathered their haiku, which she offers here, with commentary, as a tribute to the spirit of survival of these tenacious folk. As Cor van den Heuvel writes, “[So Happy to See Cherry Blossoms] is a tribute to their indomitable spirit and to the powers of poetry.”
So Happy to See Cherry Blossoms was awarded the Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize for 2014. Congratulations to translators Hiro and Nancy Sato!
Size: 5.5" x 8"
Binding: perfect softbound
This reprinted edition may vary slightly in format, but contains all the content of the original Red Moon Press edition.