Senryu By Min Takahashi





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sex, consent, power...
rethought yet rethought
不明瞭
線引きできぬ
性、意思、力


Min Takahashi has been writing haiku since 2012, when she recovered enough physical strength to learn with a circle of haikuists in Meguro. She suffers from congenital, progressively defective hip joints, which forced her to resign from her post as lecturer of linguistics at scientific universities in Tokyo after 20 years in the profession. She grew up in Japan, but spent much of her time in the US and UK from high school through graduate school. At just six years old, her first poem was broadcast nationally on NHK’s radio station. She belonged to the literary club for a year and half during high school. A career in research kept her busy till now, so most of her publications are scientific rather than literary. Her haiku are regularly featured on Poetry Pea, a Swiss-based community of English haikuists broadcast by podcast and published in its web magazine. Sewing, singing, and following progress in her field of study keep her busy; all while running her own on/off-line Japanese language classes for students from across the world, operating three websites. 

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