David G. Lanoue
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
after the murders
|from a friend far away
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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