Sat. 8/5 from 10a-12p Harriet Keeler Memorial Picnic Area Chippewa Creek Dr, Brecksville, OH 44141
For many, the term “haiku” is understood to be a seventeen-syllable nature poem; however, over twenty-five years of scholarship and writing has challenged and expanded that understanding to create a rich literary tradition in English poetry. This workshop will teach participants the current understanding of haiku in English then walk them through a series of exercises to help them create their own haiku. We will then workshop our creations and discuss possible avenues to publish and share our haiku.
About the presenter:
Joshua Gage is an ornery curmudgeon from Cleveland. His first full–length collection, breaths, is available from VanZeno Press. Intrinsic Night, a collaborative project he wrote with J. E. Stanley, was published by Sam’s Dot Publishing. Inhuman: Haikufrom the Zombie Apocalypse, is available on Poet’s Haven Press. His newest chapbook, Necromancy, is available on Locofo Chaps from Moria Press. He is a graduate of the Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Naropa University. He has a penchant for Pendleton shirts and any poem strong enough to yank the breath out of his lungs.