108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart
Patricia Donegan is a poet, translator, and promoter of haiku as an awareness practice. She was a faculty member of East-West poetics at Naropa University under Allen Ginsberg and Ch gyam Trungpa; a student of Japanese haiku master Seishi Yamaguchi; and a Fulbright scholar to Japan. She is a meditation teacher, the poetry editor for Kyoto Journal, and a member of the Haiku Society of America. Her haiku works include Haiku Mind- 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart, Chiyo-ni- Woman Haiku Master (co-translated with Yoshie Ishibashi), and Haiku- Asian Arts for Creative Kids. Her poetry collections include Without Warning, Bone Poems, and Hot Haiku.
"Haiku Mind contains the best-the most insightful-commentary on haiku since the great works of R. H. Blyth. If you want to know what haiku is about, what a haiku can do, why haiku are important, read this book. Patricia Donegan looks into the heart of haiku by exploring outstanding individual examples with a perceptive, aware, and sensitive eye. The literary essay has never known finer moments."-Cor van den Heuvel, editor of The Haiku Anthology