Wit and wisdom endures in poetry

Jun 2, 2013

Wit and wisdom endures in poetry

by David Cozy

In considering the collected poems of Nanao Sakaki, one has to deal with a problem: his life. That life, by all accounts a marvelous adventure, threatens even now, more than four years after the adventure’s end, to overshadow his work. HOW TO LIVE ON ...

A portrait of the poet as a child

Apr 7, 2013

A portrait of the poet as a child

by David Burleigh

This remarkable book is an autobiography of childhood, written by the poet Mutsuo Takahashi (born 1937) when he was 32, and issued in 1970, although its separate chapters had appeared as a series of essays in a magazine the year before.