Haiku for Aphrodite


These poems follow Ezra Pound's mandate to "Make It new" by offering adaptations of haiku stanzas, in lyric and narrative sequences, revolving around the eternal themes of love, death, and nature. Evans Lansing Smith is Chair and Core Faculty of the Mythological Studies Program at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, CA. He is the author of nine books and numerous articles on comparative literature and mythology. In the 1970s, he traveled with the late Joseph Campbell on tours of Northern France, Egypt, and Kenya. He has taught at colleges and universities in Switzerland, Maryland, Texas, and California, where he lives with his beloved partner, Cheryle Van Scoy. He is currently preparing a series of novels, and a second book of poems, for publication.

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