Vol. 71 No. 1 (2023): NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics
Book Review

Book Review

Christine De Vinne
American Name Society

Published 2023-03-14


Haiku History: The American Saga Three Lines at a Time. By H.W. Brands. Austin: University of Texas Press. 2020. Pp. xiv + 134. $21.95 (Hardback). ISBN 13: 978-1-4773-2032-7.


  1. Addiss, Stephen. 2012. The Art of Haiku: Its History Through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters. Boston: Shambhala Publications.
  2. Brands, H. W. 2000. The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. New York: Doubleday.
  3. Brands, H. W. 2008. Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. New York: Doubleday.
  4. Caswell, Deanne. 2016. Boo! Haiku. Illustrated by Bob Shea. New York: Abrams Appleseed.
  5. Friend, Daniel. 2014. Review of Good Poems, American Places. Edited and introduced by Garrison Keillor. Names, vol. 62, no. 3: 183-86.
  6. The Haiku Foundation. 2023. https://thehaikufoundation.org/. Accessed 2 February 2023.
  7. Haiku Society of America. 2023. https://www.hsa-haiku.org/. Accessed 2 February 2023.
  8. Lee, Mary Soon. 2019. Elemental Haiku: Poems to Honor the Periodic Table Three Lines at a Time. New York: Penguin Random House.
  9. Nowak, Mark, ed. 2021. Coronavirus Haiku. Berkeley: Kenning Editions.
  10. Sato, Hiroaki. 2018. On Haiku. New York: New Directions Books.
  11. Snyder, Betsy E. 2012. I Haiku You. New York: Penguin Random House.
  12. Society of American Historians. 2023. Columbia University. https://sah.columbia.edu/. Accessed 2 February 2023.
  13. Vlavianos, Haris. 2015. The History of Western Philosophy in 100 Haiku. Translated by Peter Mackridge. Dublin: Dedalus Press.