Bashō in America


by Sander Zulauf



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/26/2014

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9781491742396
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9781491742402

About the Book

only two people

at our moon viewing party

and one at a time

—Sander Zulauf < p>

In Bashō in America, 17th century haiku master Matsuo Bashō leaves his Lake Biwa “abode of illusion” to visit an “abode of illusion” on Lake George.

“In this stunning collection Sander Zulauf makes a convincing bid to become our American Bashō. Poem after brief poem struck me right between the eyes, with shocks of recognized truth.”

—X.J. Kennedy

About the Author

Sander Zulauf is editor emeritus of the Journal of New Jersey Poets (1989–2012) and an editor of The Poets of New Jersey: From Colonial to Contemporary (Jersey Shore Publications). In addition to editing the first ten volumes of the Index of American Periodical Verse (1973–1982), Zulauf has written several books of poetry, which include Succasunna New Jersey (Breaking Point), Living Waters (St. Dunstan’s), and Where Time Goes (Dryad Press). He served as editor of Joe Salerno’s two posthumous books of poetry, Dream Paintings from the Heaven of Obscurity and Only Here. Bashō in America and Zulauf’s translation of Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair) by Pablo Neruda (a sensational book first published in Chile in 1924, when Neruda was a twenty-year-old university student) were completed while on sabbatical leave from County College of Morris, where he has been teaching English and creative writing since 1973. A Geraldine R. Dodge poet since 1987, he was named the first poet laureate of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark by Bishop John S. Spong in 1999. He is married to the photographer Madeline Zulauf, whose work graces the cover of this book.