The British Museum Haiku


The British Museum Haiku

ISBN 0 7141 2401 X   British Museum Press, 2002, 90pp, hardback. Seventh impression, 2006.

Highly Commended, Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards, 2003.


"This book is a celebration of Japanese haiku and painting and modern book design, with the English text beautifully set in Centaur, calligraphy renderings of the Japanese texts, and glorious reproductions of Japanese woodblock prints, scroll and screen paintings, and graphics in other media. Cobb's selection encompasses haiku of the pre-Basho poets through works of the modern masters arranged by season. The editor's sensible introductory notes and biographical sketches are a bonus. This book is a delight from start to finish."

Charles Trumbull, Modern Haiku, USA, 2003.

Prospective buyers in North America please note: an identical edition is published by The Overlook Press, New York, and it will probably make sense for you to obtain this. There was a Swedish edition, too, but I believe this is now out-of-print.