Haiku (also tick poetry and literature)
- Haiku in the British Isles: A Tale of Acceptance and Non-Acceptance
- James Kirkup (1918-2009)
- Ralph Hodgson, 1871-1962: Poet and Artist
- Robert Nichols, 1893-1944: Poet in Japan, 1921-24
Author: Cobb, David
This portrait charts the varied history of the acceptance and adoption of the Japanese poetic form Haiku into British culture.
Author: Burleigh, David
This essay considers James Kirkup's (1918-2009) poetical encounter with Japan, in particular his fifty-year engagement with haiku.
Author: Hatcher, John
Deeply attached to English life as he was, the poet Ralph Hodgson (1871-1962) uprooted himself and spent twelve years in Japan. This essay considers his profound love for England twinned with a truly internationally-minded outlook.
Author: Hughes, George
The poet Robert Nichols (1893-1944) provides an example of extreme culture shock suffered by a British visitor to Japan, and this portrait charts his poetic career and interactions with Japan as a foreign teacher at Tokyo University.