William J. Higginson
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William J. Higginson (December 17, 1938 – October 11, 2008) was an American poet, translator and author.
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- I believe haiku help us to see the world more clearly and haiku may be a useful therapy for all.
- Haiku can be the antidote against the kind of poetry dominated by egos and battling personalities.
- Small moments of natural wonder (as a youth), seemed to have prepared me to appreciate Japanese haiku.
- Amazon.com talk 2000 [specific citation needed]
- The arts have always transcended national boundaries as the haiku demonstrates.
- Haiku reading and writing can lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of life and our environment.
- Haiku Handbook Mcagraw Hill Books 1985 ISBN 0070287864
- the clock
chimes, chimes, and stops
but the river...
- Meeting Award, Haiku Society of America, May 1969
Quotes about Higginson
- For Higginson, haiku was a perfect rose, he cared for them as if they were prized rose, he was its foremost gardener.
- Michael Dylan Welch, 'The Perfect Rose:A lasting legacy of William J. Higginson'Haiku Foundation Journal Juxta 1.1 May 2015