A few names, a few books for this table here, that shelf there. Good companions, all.
Saigyo (before Basho, hokku)
- Poems of a Mountain Home – translated by Burton Watson. Columbia University Press.
- Matsuo Basho, The Narrow Road to the Deep North and other Travel Sketches – tr. Nobuyuki Yuassa, Penguin Classic. (This book was my starting place long ago.)
- Basho, The Complete Haiku – Jane Reichhold
- Traces of Dreams, Landscape, Cultural Memory and the Poetry of Basho – Haruo Shirane
- Haiku Master Buson – Yuki Sawa & Edith Marcombe Shiffert, White Pine Press.
- The Autumn Wind – tr. Lewis Mackenzie, Kodansha International.
- A Few Flies and I, Haiku by Issa – selected by Jean Merrill & Ronni Solbert from translations by RH Blyth and Nobuyuki Yuasa, Scholastic Book Services.
- Selected Poems – translated by Burton Watson, Columbia University Press.
- Chiyo-ni, Woman Haiku Master – Patricia Donegan, Yoshie Ishibashi, Tuttle Press.
- Haiku, This Other World, Anchor Books.
- For All My Walking, Free verse haiku of Taneda Santoka – tr. Burton Watson.