"These Haiku are an intriguing fusion of the best of Japanese and American poetic values."

— Lane Nishikawa, poet, writer, actor, director of the feature film Only the Brave, and former artistic director of the Asian American Theater Arts Company.

 

"An exceptional example of how the root of Japanese Haiku may sprout in foreign soil and produce magnificent blossoms in English."

— Rabbi Marvin Tokayer, lifetime rabbi of the Jewish Community of Japan, and author of The Untold Story of the Japanese and Jews during World War II.

 

"Haiku like these deepen our understanding of the similar feelings shared by people of all cultures."

— Joseph Lurie, Director of International House at the University of California, Berkeley.

J. C. Greene is an award-winning haiku poet. His work previously appeared in An Anthology of Haiku, selected by judges from the Haiku Society of America and Haiku Canada, and sponsored by Japan Airlines. Among his other writing is a foreward to Ogata Kenzan— His Life and Complete Work by Richard Wilson and Saeko Ogasawara, concerning the legacy of that Japanese potter. Mr. Greene is a member of the Haiku Society of America and a Fellow of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Earlier in his career he designed radio astronomy and telecommunications systems, and was founder, president, and chairman of Comtech Laboratories.


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