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Sogi Biography and Poems

Sogi Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Sogi, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Sogi, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Iio Sogi, (or Ino Sogi ) generally known as Sogi ( , 1421-1502), was a Japanese poet. He came from a humble family from the province of Kii or Omi, and died in Hakone on September 1, 1502. Sogi was a Zen monk from the Shokokuji temple in Kyoto and he studied poetry, both waka and renga. In his 30's he became a professional renga poet.

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