The PIP (Project for Innovative Poetry) was created by Green Integer and its publisher, Douglas Messerli, in 2000. The Project publishes regular anthologies of major international poets and actively archives biographies of poets and listings of their titles.
on December 5, 1871 in Sendai, Japan, Doi Bansui, born Tsuchii Rinkichi,
studied literature at the Imperial University of Tokyo with Lafcadio Hearn. He
became one of the editors of the university magazine Teikoku Bungaku, which also published several of his own poems.
After graduating, Doi Bansui became
professor of French literature at Tōhoku University in Sendai, where he also
established himself as the major translator into Japanese of Greek and Latin
classics, including Homer’s Iliad and
Among his own poetry collections were Tenchi ujō and banshō Bansui Shiskū. His most popular poem, “Kōjō notsuki” (“The
Moon Above the Castle in Ruins”) which was set to music by Japanese composer
died in 1952.
Tenchi ujō (1899); Bānsui shiskū (1919); Doi Bansui cho (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten,
Shōwa, 1930)(Tokyo: Kantōsha, Shōwa,
1951); Yasuda Yojūrō hen (Tokyo:
Shinchōsha, Shōwa, 1952)