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Author Information: Shiki

 
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1867-1902
Despite the brevity of his life, Shiki became the most influential haiku poet and theorist of the last century. He first studied Chinese literature and calligraphy, then after a hemorrhage of the lungs, turned to politics, philosophy, and aesthetics. Finally he took up haiku, advocating a return to the poetic ideals of Buson. Shiki's own poems show his keen observation of nature and display great sensitivity.

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