The haiku is a small, but powerful poem! The way of haiku is about staying open, observing closely, and recording little moments in our day. Writing haiku can help us find our gratitude. This supportive writing workshop is designed for folks who have taken haiku classes or have written haiku previously. In this six-part on-line writing class, we will wade further into the haiku pond. We will learn more about key elements of haiku. We will also study other related Japanese forms of poetry, including senryu (haiku about human nature), haiga (haiku linked with visual art), and haibun (haiku linked with prose). We will try our hand at writing prompts during classes and ones that are designed as opportunities to enjoy haiku moments outside of classes.
Brad Bennett’s haiku have appeared in over thirty magazines and journals. He has published two collections of haiku, a drop of pond (2016), and a turn in the river (2019). a drop of pond won a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award from the Haiku Foundation. He has taught haiku to children and adults for over twenty years.