This week, we’re talking about my absolute favorite poet in the history of forever: Kobayashi Issa. I promise he’s great, and I don’t just love him for the poop jokes.
Ueda, Makoto. Dew on the Grass: The Life and Poetry of Kobayashi Issa
Mackenzie, Lewis. Autumn Wind Haiku: Selected Poems by Kobayashi Issa.
This website is a great resource on Issa and has literally thousands of his poems in translation!