Please join us February 2 - 4, 2018 at Upaya Zen Center for THE WAY OF HAIKU: Shiki and Modern Japanese Haiku Writers.
Shiki Masaoka (1867-1902) advocated the significance of “portrayal of nature” in haiku and revived the poetic form. The popularity of haiku writing in Japan and the Western world owes much to him.
We will study his poems as well as masterpieces in contemporary Japan. We will also note how Japanese female poets have contributed to this genre. Inspired by the works we examine, all of us, including the participants, will write and share our own poems.
Seeds From a Birch Tree: Writing Haiku and The Spiritual Journey by Clark Strand
Masaoka Shiki: His Life and Works by Janine Beichman
Modern Japanese Haiku: An Anthology by Makoto Ueda
Far Beyond the Field: Haiku by Japanese Women by Makoto Ueda
Instructor(s): Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD * Sensei Kaz Tanahashi * Natalie Goldberg * Clark Strand