The Plentitude of Emptiness by Hortensia Anderson (Edited by Moira Richards & Norman Darlington)
16 Apr 2010
115 haibun from this master of the poetic form which combines distilled, essentialized prose with haiku. First brought to prominence more than three hundred years ago by the Japanese poet Matsuo Basho, haibun is a form of poetic expression still in its infancy in the west. Hortensia Anderson captures the spirit of Japanese haibun with formidable accuracy, and her work effortlessly incorporates the Japanese aesthetics of wabi and sabi, as she delves frankly into her own personal experience.