Sanki Saitō

Sanki Saitō (1900-1962) was a Japanese poet and short story writer, most famous for his modern haiku, which he began writing in his thirties while practicing dentistry, and for which he was briefly imprisoned during the Second World War. He published four collections in his lifetime—Flags (1940), Night Peaches (1948), Today (1952), and Transformations (1962). “Sanki” is a nom de plume that means “Three Demons.”


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