Episode 17: Tea Talk – An Anthology of Premodern Japanese Senryu

Episode 17: Tea Talk – An Anthology of Premodern Japanese Senryu. Tea Talk.  Photo by Donna Beaver

A review and discussion of Makoto Ueda’s book of senyru, “Light Verse from the Floating World” with hosts Donna Beaver and Alan Pizzarelli.

Intro Poem:

at the teahouse
he puffs rings of smoke
all day long
— anonymous

from "Light Verse from the Floating World: An Anthology of Premodern Japanese Senryu" by Makoto Ueda (Columbia University Press, 1999)

Photograph by Donna Beaver