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Haiku Master Class with Terry Ann Carter – Sign Up Today!

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.

haiku_posterIf one really wishes to master an art, technical knowledge is not enough. One has to transcend technique so that the art becomes an “artless art” growing out of the unconscious. – D.T. Suzuki

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