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Japanese Aesthetics in Haiku


Adult Enrichment / Writing & Literature -
Fall 2022

The haiku, a very concise poem that highlights the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of our lives, originated in Japan over 400 years ago. Japanese aesthetic concepts have influenced haiku writing for centuries. After an introduction to the major elements of haiku, we will examine six Japanese aesthetic concepts and how they continue to inform modern English-language haiku: wabi sabi, yugen, ma, mono no aware, karumi, and zoka. Each week, we will also try our hand at writing haiku inspired by these Japanese ideals.

Brad Bennett

Brad Bennett has taught haiku for over twenty years. His writingshave appeared in over thirty magazines and journals, and his collection, a drop of pond, won a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award from the Haiku Foundation.

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WL-Japanese Aesthetics in Haiku

  Brad Bennett


Online
Tuesdays, Nov 1 - Dec 13
6:30 - 8:00 PM

  No Class Nov 22


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Price: $ 105 00