HAIKU: Learning to Taste the Mountain, A Deeper Look into the Aesthetics of Haiku Poetry
A Master Class with Terry Ann Carter
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Rm. A250, Human and Social Development Building, University of Victoria
Registration: 6 minimum; 15 maximum
Fee: $60 (includes Full WordsThaw 2017 pass*)
*does not include Master Class with Joanne Arnott on March 19
Few passes remain. Please email us if you would like to purchase a workshop ticket.
Beginning with an examination of several haiku classics—Basho’s Oku-no Hosomichi (The Narrow Road to the North) Santoka’s Mountain Tasting, and poems by Chiyo ni, Japan’s most revered female haiku poet—participants will have an opportunity to examine and discuss “haiku technique.” Contemporary English-language poets also will be studied. Composing haiku begins with a review of requirements for the form, proceeds to imitative writing (borrowing lines), and concludes with an attempt to begin Suzuki’s “artless art.” The workshop is designed for beginning and seasoned haiku poets. An eight page handout is included. Continue reading