The Eternal Ephemeral: An Exploration in Modern Haiku


with Joni Wallace
One-day class: Saturday, November 5, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Together we’ll examine haiku and haiku-based poetry from Basho to Kerouac to Pound to Ban’ya Natsuishi. We’ll explore where the sacred and irreverent collide and consider the possibilities of the haiku sensibility in our own work. Be prepared to experiment and generate new poems using inspiration from sensory stations and word-sketching. We’ll honor compression, negative capability, and the idea of the ephemeral as rendition of the eternal in our work. We’ll also use found and recycled materials to create a simple visual piece to house our new poems, and end the day with a communal reading. Come write the day away, pausing briefly for a simple poet’s lunch. Each participant will leave with new work in a visual house. Open to writers and visual artists.


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Tuition: $80 + $10 course material fee
Arizona Board of Regents