Haiku for the Senses

In this creative writing session (no expertise required!), participants will ground their own writing of haiku in a series of translations of Japanese haiku that consider nature and our sensory responses to it. In the Japanese tradition of renga, groups of poets worked collectively: each poet contributed an individual verse that resulted in a collaboratively written poem on a specific theme. Aligning ourselves with this practice, participants will have the option to share their work in a chorus of voices as the session comes to a close.

Water Lily
“Water Lilies”, Michael Levine-Clark, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0