Episode 34: The Henderson Letter


Alan Pizzarelli shares a letter from Professor Harold G. Henderson written to him in 1971. From his talk at the 2014 Seabeck Haiku Getaway in Seabeck, Washington.

Harold G. Henderson (1889-1974) was a Japanese scholar and author of  An Introduction to Haiku (1958), "This book is an outgrowth from a small book on haiku called The Bamboo Broom, ..."  published in 1933. On of the first notable works on modern English-language haiku. Henderson’s papers were given to the New York Public Library in 1974.

Read the Henderson Letter (PDF 4mb)
June 15, 1972