Understanding and Writing Haiku

Marsh Muirhead

Saturday, January 20


Heinen Design Lab

$55, $35 mbrs.

Recalling William Blake’s lines, “To see a World in a Grain of Sand/And Heaven in a Wild Flower,” this course will explore the history and practice of haiku. Learn to write haiku and see how these powerful small poems can function as memoir, mediation, and prompts for longer poems and other creative writing.

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.

sponsored by Key West Fine Wines