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Ozaki Hosai Biography | Poet

Ozaki Hosai Biography. Read biographical information including facts, poetic works, awards, and the life story and history of Ozaki Hosai. This short biogrpahy feature on Ozaki Hosai will help you learn about one of the best famous poet poets of all-time.

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Ozaki Hosai ( , 20 January 1885 - 7 April 1926) was the haigo (haikai pen name ) of Ozaki Hideo, a Japanese poet of the late Meiji and Taisho periods of Japan. An alcoholic, Ozaki witnessed the birth of the modern free verse haiku movement. His verses are permeated with loneliness, most likely a result of the isolation, poverty and poor health of his final years.