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A Haiku How-To – Enjoying and Writing Poetic Gems
Forget the 5-7-5 you learned in school. An understanding of this short poetry form can enrich your day as well as your creative adventures. From Basho to current contemporary English language haiku journals, we’ll journey through centuries to focus on the present moment. Have pen and paper handy!

PART ONE - Tues., Feb. 23, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
What is haiku? We’ll explore this genre, popular around the world, and uncover hidden haiku poems all around us, just waiting to be written.

PART TWO - Thurs., Feb. 25, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
How did you do? We’ll share original poems created since the first class and discuss the relationship of haiku to visual art.
Warning: Reading and writing haiku can be addictive!

ROBYN HOOD BLACK is a poet, artist, and children’s author. Her poetry appears in leading haiku journals and anthologies as well as in anthologies for children and teaching texts. She creates literary art through her downtown Beaufort, SC, studio for her Etsy shop, artsyletters.
Learn more about Robyn’s writing life at and her art at .
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