June 4, 2011

Poets Online Haiku Workshop June 25

Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry Panoramic Boxed Note Card Set, 16 Cards in 4 Different StylesPoets Online will sponsor a Haiku Workshop on Saturday, June 25, at 7:00pm in North Plainfield, New Jersey.

This is a free workshop with Ken Ronkowitz on both reading and writing haiku, a form of Japanese verse.

Though many Westerners associate haiku with early lessons on writing poetry as a child, the form dates back more than 300 years and is considered very serious poetry in the East. Haiku consists of non-rhyming verses that frequently use nature themes and aim to evoke vivid mental pictures and stir strong emotions in readers.

We will discuss what is haiku and how it is composed in English, look at related forms, and examine the connections to other mediums of expression, aesthetics and Zen culture.

Japanese Cast iron Tea Pot Cup Set Green Bamboo
The host, Organigaya Cafe, will serve organic Japanese fare prior to the workshop, so arrive early and enjoy a great meal before the workshop begins. Free cup of House Green Tea to all attendees.

Organigaya Cafe
478 Somerset St
North Plainfield, New Jersey
information at http://organigaya.com

The event is also on Facebook.

The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, & Issa (Essential Poets)
The Essential Haiku

The Sound of Water: Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa, and Other Poets (Shambhala Centaur Editions)
The Sound of Water: Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa, and Other Poets

Writing and Enjoying Haiku: A Hands-on Guide
Writing and Enjoying Haiku: A Hands-on Guide


Anonymous said...

This sounds wonderful, but a lot of us live a long distance away from NJ. Maybe another haiku prompt for mid-summer?

Poets Online said...

Although poetsonline.org has followers all over the planet, we are based in NJ physically. It would be great to travel with the workshops though...