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In this workshop we will discuss how haiku capture and express the brief but revealing moments of surprise, wonder and revelation that we receive through our five senses. Muirhead will discuss the history and current practice of reading and writing haiku, and will read from the early Japanese masters as well as the current practitioners. Students will engage in exercises in writing your own haiku and learn how haiku can function as image and story generators for other writing – poetry, creative prose, and fiction.
Meet Your Instructor
Marsh Muirhead is the author of two haiku collections, her cold martini and Last Night of the Carnival, as well as a guidebook –Key West Explained– a guide for the traveler. His publications include feature writing for several magazines and newspapers on the topics of aviation, auto racing, and travel. His poetry and fiction have been published in numerous journals including Poetry East, Carolina Quarterly, Rattle, Southern Poetry Review, Cutthroat, and elsewhere. You can find one of his prize-winning haiku engraved in the sidewalk on the north side of the Palm Avenue bridge.
Notebook/pen for notes
There are no prerequisites and the class is appropriate for writers of all levels of experience.