About the Author
Akiko Yosano was a poet who was active in Japan at the turn of the nineteenth century. Yosano's work was instrumental in revitalizing the tanka format and giving it new life as a modern form of poetry.
Sanford Goldstein is a professor emeritus as Purdue University and Keiwa College in Japan.
Seishi Shinoda previously served as the Chairman of the Department of English at Niigata University in Japan.