Books for Breakfast

27: A Gap in the Clouds: James Hadley and Nell Regan; haiku and senryu from Grant Caldwell; Hamsun's Hunger

April 15, 2021 Peter Sirr
Books for Breakfast
27: A Gap in the Clouds: James Hadley and Nell Regan; haiku and senryu from Grant Caldwell; Hamsun's Hunger
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This waning moon
         is pitiless, as dawn
swiftly follows and we
       must separate –
such heartbreak!
–Mibu No Tadamine

Today's show features James Hadley and Nell Regan talking about their translations of Japanese classical poetry for A Gap in the Clouds published by Dedalus Press. And we travel all the way to Melbourne for an interview with Australian poet Grant Caldwell whose Blue Balloon is a collection of his  best haiku and senryu poems spanning several decades. So bring these brilliant tanka, haiku and senryu with you on your morning walk ....

Intro/outro music: Colm Mac Con Iomaire, ‘Thou Shalt Not Carry’ from The Hare’s Corner, 2008, with thanks to Colm for permission to use it.
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Artwork by Freya Sirr

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A Gap in the Clouds
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