Poets and poetry lovers looking to experiment with haiku, join us for a generative workshop with Seattle poet Michael Dylan Welch. We’ll cover what haiku really IS, in North America and Japan, which is not what most people think it is (no, you don’t have to count syllables). Then, with that as a baseline, we’ll explore ways to break as many rules as we can. Taboo topics, concrete word arrangements, whatever you can think of. Exploring an imagistic focus with haiku can also help your longer poetry or fiction. Are you in? Cost of the workshop is $30. Email Elise at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up, or with any questions.
Michael Dylan Welch is the founder of National Haiku Writing Month (www.nahaiwrimo.com), longtime officer of Haiku Northwest, and cofounder of the Haiku North America conference and the American Haiku Archives at the California State Library. His haiku, longer poems, translations, essays, and reviews have appeared in hundreds of journals and anthologies in at least twenty languages. One of his translations appeared on the back of a 150 million United State postage stamps. His website is www.graceguts.com.