Episode 19: The Four Pillars Part IV (Shiki) - A Cool Assessment


In "A Cool Assessment” poet Anita Virgil offers new insights to the underlying role Shiki's tuberculosis plays in many of his poems.

Read the complete essay: “A Cool Assessment”  (PDF, 74kb) by Anita Virgil

Intro haiku:

In the editorial department;
Summer rain falling.
— Shiki

Graphic Design/Collage: Donna Beaver
Note: Background Woodblock painting by Uehara Konen, 1878-1940 (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division); Shiki portrait, photographer unknown (Public Domain Works).