Updated: Sep 13, 2021
For many, the term “haiku” is understood to be a seventeen-syllable nature poem; however, over twenty-five years of scholarship and writing has challenged and expanded that understanding to create a rich literary tradition in English poetry. This workshop will teach participants the current understanding of haiku in English then walk them through a series of exercises to help them create their own haiku. We will then workshop our creations and discuss possible avenues to publish and share our haiku.
Adults and teens, Sundays October 17 & 24, November 7, 14 & 21, December 5 & 12, 6:00 to 7:30 PM, at Mocha House-Warren. Course registration is $25 (hardship sponsorships are available). Please reserve your seat here.
Meet the teaching artist: Joshua Gage is an ornery curmudgeon from Cleveland, Ohio. His newest book, blips on a screen, is available on Cuttlefish Books. He is a graduate of the Low Residency Creative Writing MFA at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. He has a penchant for Pendleton shirts, Ethiopian coffee, and any poem intoxicating enough to yank the breath out of his lungs.