Tokaido, haibun of Terry Ann Carter
Winner of a Touchstone Distinguished Books Award 2017 from The Haiku Foundation!
“. . . [Terry Ann Carter] ‘becomes her own ghost,’ living in both the past and the present. The bittersweet mood that [she] brings forth is full of marvelous surprises and insights; she has not only created a sensitive response to Hiroshige’s art, but she has also opened new paths for haibun in the future.”
— Steven Addiss, from his Introduction
“Terry Ann Carter is a master of Japanese form poetry. In her latest collection, she uses the haibun, to traverse the Tokaido, the ancient passage between Kyoto and Tokyo, its fifty-three stations, Hiroshige’s eponymous woodblock prints, loss, love, and the journey of life, the journey of death. Carter’s poetry, both personal and historical, is so ecstatic that it seems to burst the rituals of pilgrimage, the boundaries of form. A book to savour, Tokaido leaves the reader deeply plumbed.”
— Arleen Paré
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Size: 6" x 9"
Binding: perfect softbound