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108 Breaths (Hardback) By Mark Wollacott
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Mark Wollacott spent 5 years composing haiku while working in Japan, now for the first time he is publishing them in one collection.
108 Breaths By Mark Wollacott
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"A haiku is but one breath. It is the kodak moment of modern poetry and it proves all Picasso needed to write a picture was 17 syllables." In 2004, Mark Wollacott moved to Japan and... More > discovered this perfect poetic form. One day, seven years later, he was digging around the old boxes under his bed, the ones he'd brought back from Japan with him, when he re-discovered a dusty notebook crammed full of haiku. A few hours later he'd found hundreds more. 108 Breaths represents the best haiku of his time in Japan. They chronicle the ups and the downs, the oddities and the small moments that make life worthwhile. His first month alone saw six typhoons and three earthquakes. Every night when he went to bed, he received a dozen mosquito bites and he formed a long alliance against the tatami ants with a gecko named Hiro.< Less
108 Breaths 2nd Edition By Mark Wollacott
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A haiku is but one breath, it is the kodak moment of poetry and 108 Breaths is Mark Wollacott's first haiku collection charting his five years in Osaka, Japan. As well as the 108 haiku of the title,... More > you will find haibun, a short story, an essay on haiku and poems from Hong Kong, his stop off point on his way home to England.< Less
Single Frames: A Japanese Short Story Collection By Mark Wollacott
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Follow a man who comes to loath the sound of drums, follow two old friends with different regrets as they hike into the mountains, follow the tragic tale of a Tokyo mom, follow two lovers as they... More > meet under the cherry blossoms, and a geisha who helps her patron into the mountains as his death nears. Tradition mingles with the modern day like in no other country. Wander through Japan’s seasons, from a deadly mountain tradition to the modernisation of a Kyoto garden. These are simple tales, often tragic ones, little slices of life, and echoes of the imagined past.. Single Frames covers the gamut of Japan’s past, present, and a little of its future. Inspired by titles from Japanese movies, this short story collection draws heavily on not just Japan’s rich cinematic history, but also from literary stars like Kawabata Yasunari and Murakami Haruki. This is for fans of both Japan and its culture.< Less

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