Endless Helix

Ban'ya Natsuishi

Published by Cyberwit.net, 2007
ISBN 10: 8182530725 / ISBN 13: 9788182530720
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Synopsis: In this book Endless Helix, which is in two parts, Ban'ya Natsuishi in the first part named Concentric Circles has created poetry which has essence that transverses all borders, investing them with an universal appeal. In the second part named Dreams, the poet has experimented with conventional Haiku by extrapolating it to the form of normally practised poetry but still retaining the Haiku characteristics. Some of these 'dream' poems are creations from his recent dreams and a few from his childhood dreams which have left an everlasting impression on him. Let me quote what the poet himself feels about these 'dream' poems: 'While preparing this (Right Eye in Twilight) Haiku collection, I thought I must remember dreams and write longer poems than Haiku. My writing Haiku is always with some depth, while my writing short poems needs some depth. I found the depth of 'dreams' for writing short poem. My remembering dreams after awakening must be at the crucial time or the period of transition'. Ban'ya Natsuishi believes that one principal purpose of Haiku is to discover something new in everything and to reveal it to the world. While travelling through the concentric circle certainly one would rediscover oneself in a different expression. With great restrain I am refraining from quoting a few lines from this book. Rather, let me take the opportunity to welcome everyone to be my fellow traveller. Let the journey begin.

About the Author: Ban'ya Natsuishi which is the penname of Masayuki Inui, was born in Aioi City, HyƓgo Prefecture, Japan. He studied at Tokyo University where he received a Masters of Arts in Comparative Literature and Culture in 1981. In 1992 he was appointed Professor at Meiji University where he continues to teach. In 1993, he gave lectures at Jilin University in China, then was invited to haiku meeting in 1994 in Germany, in 1995 in Italy. From 1996 to 1998 a guest research fellow at Paris 7th University. In 1998 with Sayumi Kamakura, he founded international haiku quarterly "Ginyu", became its Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. In 2000, after attendance to Global Haiku Festival in USA, he co-founded the World Haiku Association, in Slovenia. Currently works as this association's Director. In 2001 attended to Vilenica Poetry Festival in Slovenia, in 2003 to Struga Poetry Evenings in Macedonia, in the same year worked as the Chairman of The Steering Committee for the 2nd World Haiku Association Conference which was held in Japan. In 2004 he was invited to Poetry at Porto Santo in Portugal. In 2005 he attended to the 3rd World Haiku Association Conference in Bulgaria, the 3rd Wellington International Poetry Festival and presided international haiku session of Euro-Japan Poetry Festival in Tokyo. In 2006 he was invited to Poetry Spring in Vilnius of Lithuania and attended to Ohrid P.E.N. Conference in Macedonia.

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Title: Endless Helix
Publisher: Cyberwit.net
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Paperback
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