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art by
Arthur Okamura

haiku by
David Rosen
Joel Weishaus

Simply Haiku
Nov/Dec 2004

The art and haiku featured here are from the book, The Healing Spirit of Haiku, by David Rosen and Joel Weishaus. The artwork by Arthur Okamura illustrates the haiku written by Rosen and Weishaus.

The artist, Arthur Okamura, was born in Long Beach, California. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago. His books include texts on Basho and Issa with Robert Bly and Oxherding with Joel Weishaus. His artwork has won many prizes and is in over thirty public collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, and the Smithsonian Museum. He is Professor Emeritus at the California college of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California where he has taught for thirty-one years.

Detailed biographical informaiton on Arthur Okamura is found here:
Arthur Okamura

A review of this book and an interview of one of the authors are found in this issue of Simply Haiku:
book review

The Healing Spirit of Haiku
by David Rosen & Joel Weishaus with illustrations by Arthur Okamura
North Atlantic Books; (October 12, 2004)
ISBN: 1556435304