Poetry - Stepping Outside the 5-7-5: How to Write English Language Haiku

Date: Sunday Nov 29 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
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heavy snow—

each branch with

its burden

by: Rita Odeh


Hey! This “haiku” isn’t in the 5-7-5 syllable format we were taught in grade school! Yet this is a fine example of the haiku being published today. Why? Join the workshop to find out! We will spend the first half of the workshop learning about the ancient art of Japanese haiku and how the traditional rules translate into English, as well as exploring modern, English-language haiku. The second half of the workshop will be spent writing our own haiku, which requires much more than just counting syllables. 

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