David G. Lanoue

dlanoue@xula.edu English
http://webusers.xula.edu/dlanoue/ United States

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, I earned my B.A. at Creighton University (1976) and my M.A./Ph.D. in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1977, 1981). I am presently a full professor of English at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. I have published original haiku, translations, and haiku-related essays in various magazines and anthologies--including Modern Haiku and Frogpond. My translation, Issa: Cup-of-Tea Poems; Selected Haiku of Kobayashi Issa, was published by Asian Humanities Press in 1991. My novel, Haiku Guy came out in 2000 (Red Moon Press), followed by its sequel, Laughing Buddha in 2004. Also in 2004 I finished my book about Issa, Pure Land Haiku: The Art of Priest Issa. Currently, I'm continuing to add to my website that features a large, searchable archive of English translations of Issa's haiku, at: http://webusers.xula.edu/dlanoue/issa/

the cold front
reaches the Deep South
nipple by nipple
among the fallen chestnuts
a blue
pizza parlor
after the murders
help wanted
from a friend far away
express mailed
flower illiterate
I wander the garden
no $125 rent increase
for the spider

Poetry page 2
Author: David G. Lanoue
Editor: Billie Wilson

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