Tento Yuriko

Tento Yuriko was a long time student of zen, zoology and zazen who died a young and tragic death. He wrote haiku and cinquain exclusively and considered himself to be a layperson attempting to answer the koan the masters have proposed. The answer, of course, was nothing.

Mr. Yuriko acknowledged Basho and Issa to be his spiritual forefathers and, while much of Yuriko's earliest work draws from their classical tradition, his later work eschewed the traditional orientation in favour of more modern topics.

Melting Sun will be his first published collection of haiku.

Quote of the Day
[t]his kid
lost in the past
bopping and howling on stage
with Mingus and the Duke

playing jazz to murder by

-Mingus Tourette,  Nunt
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