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In 1955, born as Masayuki Inui, in Aioi, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He saw his first haiku selected by Tohta Kaneko in a monthly when he was fourteen. In 1975 met Avant-garde haiku poets Tohta Kaneko and Shigenobu Takayanagi in Tokyo. Studied French Literature and Culture at Tokyo University where he received an M.A. in Comparative Literature and Culture in 1981. In 1992 appointed Professor at Meiji University where he continues to teach. In the same year won the 38th Modern Haiku Association Prize. From 1996 to 1998 was a guest research fellow at Paris 7th University. In 1998 with Sayumi Kamakura, he founded international haiku magazine "Ginyu"(Troubadour), became its Editor-in-Chief. Secretary General and panelist of the 1st International Contemporary Haiku Symposium held in Tokyo, 1999. In 2000 co-founded the World Haiku Association with Jim Kacian and Dimitar Anakiev. Also he serves as Director of the Modern Haiku Association (Japan). Now he lives in Fujimi City near Tokyo.

Published his 8 Haiku Collections including The Diary of Everyday Hunting (1983), Rhythm in the Vacuum (1986), The Fugue of Gods (1990), Opera in the Human Body (1990), Earth Pilgrimage (1998). English-language edition: A Future Waterfall (1999). Also edited Guide to 21st Century Haiku (1997), Multilingual Haiku Troubadours 2000 (2000) and Transparent Current (2000). Published many texts on haiku: Dictionary of Keywords for Contemporary Haiku (1990), Contemporary Haiku Manual (1996), Haiku is Our Friend (1997), etc.

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Author: Ban'ya Natsuishi
Editor: Ikuyo Yoshimura
Translators: Jim Kacian and Ban'ya Natsuishi


"Shoved off": The Diary of Everyday Hunting (1983)
"From the future": Métroplitique (1985)
"Bare branches": Métroplitique (1985)
"In the east": The Fugue of Gods (1990)
"Long, long ago": The Fugue of Gods (1990)
"The comet visible": Earth Pilgrimage (1998)
"From the boulder": Earth Pilgrimage (1998)
"Scattered here and there": Multilingual Haiku Troubadours 2000 (2000)
"Sleep, sleep!": Transparent Current (2000)
"Behind a rock": Transparent Current (2000)


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