Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level
Learn the myths and realities of haiku poetry, some of its history in Japan, and explore techniques such as seasonal reference and trusting the image. Write and (optionally) share haiku you write for feedback and discussion.
Michael Dylan Welch is passionate about poetry, especially haiku, which he has been writing since 1976 and teaching since about 1990. He has won first place in numerous poetry contests, and has had his haiku, senryu, tanka, and longer poetry published in at least sixteen languages in hundreds of journals and anthologies, including two Norton anthologies. Michael Dylan Welch is vice president of the Haiku Society of America, director of the Haiku North America conference, and founder of National Haiku Writing Month. His website is www.graceguts.com
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