on 4 April 1998
Intended for young people, this book is fascinating and informative for both students and adults. Wakan gives historical and cultural background about haiku, and explains things to the reader that other writers about haiku take for granted, and sometimes neglect. She explains traditional rules and devices--and their exceptions--one at a time, in an interesting, progressive format. I use Haiku: One Breath Poetry in my teaching, and for my own writing development.