A Long Rainy Season: Haiku and Tanka

Published July 1998
Stone Bridge Press
$13.95 | 198 pgs.

Winner of the 1995 Benjamin Franklin Award, this is a landmark anthology of traditional short verse.

In haiku and tanka fifteen Japanese women poets reveal universal female themes through the lens of a challenging spiritual and physical Japanese environment.

Leza is the Editor of this work and co-translator with Miyuki Aoyama.

Praise for A Long Rainy Season: Haiku and Tanka

This is a stunning treasury of fresh, beautiful poems written by Japanese women alive, amazing, and as various as stars.

June Jordan