Contributor biographical information for The essential haiku : versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa / edited and with verse translations by Robert Hass.


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Robert Hass is the author of two earlier collections of poems, Field Guide and Praise, and a book of essays, Twentieth Century Pleasures. He has also collaborated with Czeslaw Milosz on the translation of his poems, most recently Collected Poems. His many honors include a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur fellowship and the 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism. He has taught for many years at St. Mary's College of California and is currently a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Haiku -- Translations into English.
Japanese poetry -- Edo period, 1600-1868 -- Translations into English.