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He was a member of the conservative Rokujō school of poetic composition, and Donald Keene has called him a "mediocre poet". Suzuki et al., however, say that his brilliant poetry scholarship put him at the top of the waka world in his day.
He was one of the first to apply rules of choosing themes, participants and judges in the uta-awase poetry gatherings. His standards of judging poetry, made him a rival of Fujiwara no Shunzei.
About 1165, Emperor Nijō commissioned him to compile a waka anthology, which became the Shoku Shika Wakashū (続詞花和歌集, "Continued Shika Wakashū", also called Shoku Shikashū). He compiled twenty books of 998 poems, a much larger anthology than its namesake, and submitted to the emperor expecting for it to be recognized as the seventh imperial anthology. The emperor died before its completion, and it remains consigned to the status of a private collection. Ultimately ninety-four of his poems were included in imperial collections.
Kiyosuke is known primarily as the author of the Fukuro Zōshi (袋草紙, compiled before 1159) and the Ōgishō (奥義抄, compiled 1124~1144) He was one of the first scholars to question the traditional 905 date of the Kokin Wakashū.
- Keene 1999 : 250.
- MyPedia article "Fujiwara no Kiyosuke". 2007. Hitachi Systems & Services.
- Britannica Kokusai Dai-hyakkajiten article "Fujiwara no Kiyosuke". 2007. Britannica Japan Co.
- Digital Daijisen entry "Fujiwara no Kiyosuke". Shogakukan.
- Suzuki et al. 2009 : 106.
- McMillan 2010 : 147 (note 84).
- McMillan 2010 : 172.
- McMillan 2010 : 86.
- Keene 1999 : 337 (note 154).
- Suzuki et al. 2009 : 106 "歌学にすぐれ、当時の歌壇の第一人者となる。"
- Keene 1999 : 648.
- Keene 1999 : 649-650.
- Keene 1999 : 319.
- Britannica Kokusai Dai-hyakkajiten article "Fukuro Zōshi". 2007. Britannica Japan Co.
- Digital Daijisen entry "Fukuro Zōshi". Shogakukan.
- MyPedia article "Ōgishō". 2007. Hitachi Systems & Services.
- Digital Daijisen entry "Ōgishō". Shogakukan.
- Keene, Donald (1999). A History of Japanese Literature, Vol. 1: Seeds in the Heart — Japanese Literature from Earliest Times to the Late Sixteenth Century. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-11441-7.
- McMillan, Peter (2010). One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-14399-8.
- Suzuki, Hideo; Yamaguchi, Shin'ichi; Yoda, Yasushi (2009). Genshoku: Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. Tokyo: Bun'eidō. ISBN 4-578-10082-0.
- E-text of his poems in Japanese.