Celebrate the extraordinary in the ordinary with the most popular poetry form in the world! Haiku connect us more deeply to the natural world and can provide solace in difficult times. In this two-part on-line writing class, we will learn about the history and key elements of haiku, including concision, a seasonal setting, and the juxtaposition of concrete experiences. Using writing prompts, we will also try our hand at writing some haiku poems. Everyone is welcome to this fun and supportive workshop, beginners and folks who have written haiku before.
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.