Kobayashi Issa Comments (3)
11 Nov 2016 08:19
After Kobayashi Issa’s death, haiku poetry began a steady descent into mediocrity... until Masaoka Shiki saved it
31 Jan 2016 05:08
my favorite among the great haiku triumvirate. so human. i became familiar with him through robert hass's the essential haiku and recommend it heartily. i don't usually buy books when i can borrow them, but i bought this one to refer to over and over. -glen kappy
05 Nov 2015 04:15
Basho, Issa Kobayashi, Buson, Shiki..4 shining stars..!