Herbert Jonsson holds the position of associate professor of Japanese at Dalarna University, Sweden. He received his PhD in Japanology from Stockholm University in 2006. His main field of research has been Japanese haikai poetry and the theories of verse linking in the 17th and 18th centuries, with a particular focus on the works of Yosa Buson. In 2016 his study on Japanese haikai commentaries Reading Japanese Haikai Poetry was published as a Brill monograph. Presently he is working on a research project about the poetics of sketching in modern and contemporary Japanese haiku.