In this introductory course, we will learn about the Japanese and English language traditions of haiku, write our own haiku, and learn about related short-form poems.
Haiku is one of the most accessible and yet profound forms of poetry. With just a handful of words, a good haiku can evoke poignant connections between nature and human nature, and invite the reader on an imaginative journey of meaning-making. In this introductory course, we will learn about the Japanese and English language traditions of haiku, write our own haiku, and learn about related short-form poems (such as senryu, tanka, haibun, and renku). We’ll also discuss how to get involved with the haiku community, and how to get published in haiku journals.
Live video conference: This workshop will be held via our online video conferencing platform, Zoom. You can view brief tutorials on using the platform here. On the start date or the day before, participants will receive an email with login info (please check your spam if you don’t see it).
In this workshop you’ll learn:
- Haiku craft
- History of Japanese and English haiku
- Publishing haiku in literary magazines
- Getting involved with the local and national haiku community
- 1 hour per session (4 hours total)
- All reading materials will be provided.
Who should take this workshop?
- This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in haiku or in poetry generally. No background in poetry is required.
If you need an accommodation for this workshop, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will attempt to fulfill all requests, but advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility services.