Bashō: Where Now? with Andrew Fitzsimons & Paul Muldoon

Hunter College's Japanese Program and the Japan Foundation, New York invite you to a talk event Bashō: Where Now? to mark the publication by the University of California Press of Bashō: The Complete Haiku of Matsuo Bashō. The author, Andrew Fitzsimons, will be in conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Paul Muldoon, about the work and legacy of one of the greatest figures in the history of Japanese literature, the master of haiku, Matsuo Bashō.

Paul Muldoon is an Irish poet and professor of poetry, as well as an editor, critic, playwright, lyricist and translator. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, he has received the T. S. Eliot Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, the Irish Times Irish Literature Prize, the Griffin International Prize for Excellence in Poetry, and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

Andrew Fitzsimons is also an Irish poet and is Professor of English Language and Cultures at Gakushuin University, Tokyo, and author of The Sea of Disappointment: Thomas Kinsella’s Pursuit of the Real, as well as three books of poetry.

Matsuo Bashō (1644–1694) remains the greatest poet of Japan and one of the major figures of World Literature. His work has inspired haiku to become the most popular poetic form in the world.


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