Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Environmental Studies. SPARE ROOM: HAIBUN VARIATIONS is Jim Natal's second volume of poems written in the Japanese haibun form, a dialogue between crafted prose and haiku-like poetry that dates back to Japanese haiku master Basho in the late Seventeenth Century. At once contemplative and personal, evocative and wry, Natal reworks the traditional haibun form to encompass luminous commentary on contemporary environmental, political, and social issues.
Jim Natal is the author of five poetry collections, including SPARE ROOM: HAIBUN VARIATIONS and 52 VIEWS: THE HAIBUN VARIATIONS, both written in contemporary haibun form, MEMORY AND RAIN, and IN THE BEE TREES.Author City: MARINA DEL REY, CA USA