Poetry And Politics

Cuckoo by Hokusai

“Homesickness”, Poem in Rattle Poets Respond (Online)

“In Kyoto, hearing the cuckoo, I long for Kyoto.” -Bashō, trans. Jane Hirshfield In some sense, homesickness is always a longing for a place that no longer exists. Which is to say that it is always, to some extent, existential. Yet with the rise of populism on both sides of the Atlantic, I have never …

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