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Haiku & Tanka: Amazement and Intensity

Started by AlanSummers, March 31, 2016, 10:13:23 AM

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AlanSummers

Haiku & Tanka: Amazement and Intensity
http://www.poetrybarn.co/events/2016/1/9/haiku-tanka-amazement-and-intensity

MON, JUN 6, 2016 12:00 
SUN, JUL 3, 2016 12:00

In this four-week online workshop, teaching artist Alan Summers will guide you through an exploration of the roots of haiku (from classic to gendai) and its sister form of senryu.

He will also cover tanka, sometimes seen as the Japanese sonnet. You'll trace the forms' heritage by readings from its founding fathers and mothers, negotiate its deceptive simplicity of subject and language, and follow the evolution of English language haiku and its subforms through its modern journey.

Throughout the course, we'll refer to a highly respected classic anthology (a downloadable handout will be provided).

In Week 1, "Amazement of the Ordinary," we'll focus on haiku, its origins, its language, and consider what it is exactly that makes a haiku.

In Week 2, "Being Human: The Ordinary Intensity", we'll look at senryu, the sister form to haiku.

In Week 3, "The Japanese Sonnet," we'll look at the related five-line form of the tanka.

In Week 4, "Futures," we'll look at the non-traditional emergent subform: gendai haiku, and reinforce and build on what we've learnt with haiku, senryu and tanka.

4 weeks online/$200
Teaching artist: Alan Summers


How do your online workshops work?

So that you can participate at your time and convenience, our four-week online workshops are entirely correspondence-based, taking place in a password-protected environment. You will have 24-7 access to your virtual classroom from anywhere there's an internet connection and a device to receive it.

Each Monday at 12 PM EST, a new lesson on the workshop's theme—along with recommended readings, discussion questions, and a writing assignment—is posted.

When you're ready—ideally, within the week—you will post one work (poem, essay, etc.) in response to the assignment, and provide feedback for three of your peers.

Time is fluid in an online workshop; Some weeks, you may be inspired to write and post immediately. Other weeks, you may not be able to post until a bit later on. Because of this, our workshops are accessible for a full month after the workshop ends to give you plenty of time to take full advantage of the readings, assignments, and peer-critiques.

Our teaching artists offer timely, detailed critiques on each of your poems, and offer suggestions, when a poem is ready, for potential publication venues.

From FAQ: http://www.poetrybarn.co/faq
Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

AlanSummers

Only four places left with one of those probably going by the end of the day, and another regular tanka writer enquiring.

So potentially only two spaces left!
Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

Jan Benson


Alan,
I did not understand there was a class size limit.
But good that it is filling up way before start date.

Can I ask which anthology you will be using for the course?
Jan Benson
---1st Prize_The Italian Matsuo Basho Award 2016 (Int'l Foreign Language)
---A Pushcart Nominated Poet, (haiku "adobe walls").
---"The poet is accessible, the poet is for everyone." Maya Angelou

AlanSummers

It's a nice group number of twelve, another great writer just signed up, so think there might be only two spaces left?

Re one or two of the course books, that will be revealed by The Poetry Barn organisation.   If you are on the course, no names have been released yet, you probably have it, or enough haikai anthologies not to worry.

There will be a number of PDFs etc...

warm regards,

Alan
Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

AlanSummers

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One space left!

So far we have eleven participants in what I feel will be an incredible dialog between many sorts of writers, many approaches to writing, poetry, and haikai literature and tanka:
http://www.poetrybarn.co/events/2016/1/9/haiku-tanka-amazement-and-intensity



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Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

AlanSummers

I run an online internet course at the Poetry Barn, but if you ever wondered what the physical Poetry Barn looks like, enjoy reading this webpage: http://www.watershedpost.com/2016/poetry-workshops-come-west-hurley-new-poetry-barn

warm regards,

Alan

Quote from: Alan Summers on May 30, 2016, 04:19:52 PM
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One space left!

So far we have eleven participants in what I feel will be an incredible dialog between many sorts of writers, many approaches to writing, poetry, and haikai literature and tanka:
http://www.poetrybarn.co/events/2016/1/9/haiku-tanka-amazement-and-intensity



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Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

AlanSummers

The course is now sold out!

I cannot wait to meet everyone next month, it'll be an incredible journey over two months.  :)

warm regards,

Alan
Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

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