Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Haiku Apprentice reviewed in J SELECT

The Haiku Apprentice, Abigail Friedman's eloquent memoir of learning to write haiku in Japan while stationed there as a diplomat, is reviewed in the September/October issue of J Select.

Here's an excerpt from the review:

"An honest account of one woman's cultural journey...Friedman's intimate conversations with sensei Kuroda Momoko, one of Japan's foremost masters of haiku, and scores of other haiku devotees throughout the book help answer myriad questions about the poetry that have long remained a mystery to casual observers."