Premitaj Floroj

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About the author:
Steven Brewer, while a doctoral student, no longer had time to study Esperanto. But he could find enough time to write haiku in Esperanto, which he would exchange with his brother by email. This led to a fascination with the contrast between the utter flexibility of the rules of Esperanto and the rigid structure and minimalistic limits of haiku. Currently Brewer posts haiku daily at

Brewer lives in Amherst, Massachusetts and is Director of the Biology Computer Resource Center at the University ofMassachusetts Amherst.

Premitaj Floroj

Authored by Steven D. Brewer

In this collection of haiku by Steven D. Brewer, the first haiku establishes the theme: pressed flowers. The book contains, 210 of Brewer's haiku that appear in their original Esperanto with English translation paired with delicate, black-and-white images of dried, pressed flowers. The haiku appeared originally at during 2011 and 2012 and were presented in a single line, but have been organized for publication into three lines of 5-7-5 syllables. The ellipsis represents the strong break and indicates where the cutting word (or kigo) would be placed if they were in Japanese. A forward, by HIROTAKA Masaaki (Vastalto) invites readers to enjoy the "charming pieces" of the collection.

Publication Date:
1477567267 / 9781477567265
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / General

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