WILLIAM J. HIGGINSON (1938-2008) has been called "the guru
of American haiku." For over 40 years, Higginson translated, wrote,
commented about, lectured on and taught haiku. He was the author or
editor of more than 30 books.
PENNY HARTER is a widely-published poet. She is a poet-in-residence for the New Jersey State Council of the Arts and has won three poetry fellowships from the Council, as well as an award from the Poetry Society of America. Harter has worked for many years as a teaching poet for the Council's Arts-in-Education program; she also travels extensively, giving workshops and lectures.
"The most comprehensive compendium of the haiku--its nature, uses, and history--ever to appear in English or any other language except Japanese."--The New York Times Book Review