How to Haiku
“[T]he beauty of the haiku is that it is not simplistic…It reaches all the complexities of our life on this Earth.” – Sonia Sanchez
Originating in Japan, the haiku is a type of short form poetry consisting of just 3 lines and seventeen syllables. While originally written in observation and connection to nature, haiku also offer an expansive opportunity for writers to cultivate a deeper connection to language. This workshop serves as an introduction and deep dive into haiku as a poetic form and the various ways that writing haiku can be a generative practice.
Writers of all genres can benefit from writing haiku and will learn how by taking this workshop!
This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!
Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.
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