Essays on literary criticism and on multilingual literature.

SHORT AUTHOR BIO: ADAM DONALDSON POWELL (Norway) is a multilingual author, literary critic, and art photography critic; and a professional visual artist. He has published several literary books (including collections of poetry, short stories, and novellas, two science fiction novels, and essays) in the USA, Norway and India; as well as numerous works in international […]

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From the archives: previous essays on the haiku of Ban’ya Natsuishi.

Adam Donaldson Powell’s preface to the haiku collection “Flying Pope”, by Ban’ya Natsuishi: A MODERN MASTER OF HAIKU PAINTS THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIENCE. A gong sounds somewhere in the distance, and in the silence that ensues the reverberations of the collective conscience precipitate a collage of impressions that are at once familiar, and yet far beyond […]

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From the archives: previous literary criticism of the haiku of Sayumi Kamakura.

ESSAY ABOUT THE HAIKU OF SAYUMI KAMAKURA SAYUMI KAMAKURA: the timelessness of the veil behind the veil behind the veil. Literary criticism based on “A Crown of Roses”, a haiku collection by Sayumi Kamakura, published by Cyberwit (India), 2007, 70 pages, ISBN 978-81-8253-090-4, and “A Singing Blue: 50 Selected Haiku”, published by Ginyu Press (Japan), 2000, […]

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From the archives: literary criticism about haiku books by World Haiku Association, Geert Verbeke, Santosh Kumar and Yuko Tange.

ESSAY ABOUT THE HAIKU PUBLISHED BY THE WORLD HAIKU ASSOCIATION World Haiku 2008, No. 4: a multilingual collection of contemporary haiku from around the world. (Published by Schichigatsudo Publishing, Tokyo, Japan, ISBN 978-4-87944-117-1, $15, €13, 2008, 230 pages, softcover, edited by Ban’ya Natsuishi for the World Haiku Association) This year’s edition of World Haiku (the […]

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“Overrated authors …?” Literary critics join in on the shit slinging.

Not to be outdone by art critics who proclaim many contemporary successful artists as “overrated”, literary critic Anis Shivani has also joined in on the always popular pastime of celebrity shit slinging: The 15 Most Overrated Contemporary American Writers, By Anis Shivani Shortly afterwards, several others jumped on the bandwagon: 15 Reactions to Shivani’s 15 […]

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