Category: Haiku

2016-2017: selected book reviews by Adam Donaldson Powell.

REVIEW OF “CLOUD COMPASS”, by Marta Knobloch, 58 pages,, 2014. This is a masterly work by a profound poet. It is perhaps one of the best poetry chapbooks that I have read. The book is in two sections; the first entitled “Shadow Painting”,…

From the archives: previous essays on the haiku of Ban’ya Natsuishi.

Adam Donaldson Powell’s preface to the haiku collection “Flying Pope”, by Ban’ya Natsuishi: A MODERN MASTER OF HAIKU PAINTS THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIENCE. A gong sounds somewhere in the distance, and in the silence that ensues the reverberations of the collective conscience precipitate a collage…

From the archives: previous literary criticism of the haiku of Sayumi Kamakura.

ESSAY ABOUT THE HAIKU OF SAYUMI KAMAKURA SAYUMI KAMAKURA: the timelessness of the veil behind the veil behind the veil. Literary criticism based on “A Crown of Roses”, a haiku collection by Sayumi Kamakura, published by Cyberwit (India), 2007, 70 pages, ISBN 978-81-8253-090-4, and “A…

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