Sadakichi Hartmann: Collected Poems, 1886-1944

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Sadakichi Hartmann: Collected Poems, 1886-1944

16.99

edited by Floyd Cheung

“If one hadn’t been oneself it would have been worthwhile to have been Sadakichi” – Ezra Pound

Friend to Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound and Stéphane Mallarmé, Sadakichi Hartmann influenced a whole generation of writers, artists and photographers.

Edited and introduced by Dr Floyd Cheung, this first ever collected poems of Sadakichi Hartmann will help uncover one of modern poetry’s most unique and overlooked characters.

192pp, limited edition hardback bound in Dubletta real cloth and printed on 150gsm Munken Rough paper.

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IN THE PRESS

“This first ever edition of Hartmann’s collected poems intervenes in the history of Modernism and allows the 21st-century reader to luxuriate in the fruity, over-saturated fragrance of the King of the Bohemians, the first explorer of the haiku in English, and the first Asian American counterculturalist.” – Ken Chen, Executive Director of Asian American Writers’ Workshop

Despite the increasing attention to Hartmann given in various anthologies, not until this collection, beautifully put together by Floyd Cheung in a Little Island Press edition, do Hartmann’s achievements in the lyric come into full view." – Andrew Walker, The Modernist Review

"Cheung’s careful compilation of Hartmann’s first ever collected poems, and his extensive, contextualised introduction to a fascinating literary hybrid, is to be commended, and is sure to attract a following." – Afric McGlinchey, Sabotage Reviews

“This exciting collection sheds light on one of the most intriguing and overlooked figures in the history of American poetry. Thanks to Floyd Cheung’s editorial work, we can now witness the fascinating poetic conversations Hartmann conducted with Whitman, Symbolism, The Rubaiyat and a Japanese poetics that influenced Imagism.”
Juliana Chang, Quiet Fire: A Historical Anthology of Asian American Poetry


SADAKICHI HARTMANN DANCES

'Sadakichi Hartmann Dances'

Sadakichi Hartmann (1867–1944) was a writer, poet, dramatist, critic, photography pioneer and movie actor during the early 20th century. Hartmann was an important figure in early modernism and had a diverse social circle that included Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound, and John Barrymore, and his movie credits include The Thief of Bagdad. His papers are at UCR, in Special Collections and Archives.