Haiku is a poetry form that brings us fully into the present moment. Often referred to as a breath poem, haiku is a poem of heightened awareness that deepens our connection with the natural world and promotes a sense of peace and calm.
In our group we will learn about haiku, its form and structure, read many poems both famous and not so famous, and try our hands at writing using easy prompts. No experience is necessary to enjoy this “ego-less” poem that originated in Buddhist practice and is now one of the world’s most popular poetry forms.
Jeannie Martin, MSW, MTS, Ed.D has been writing haiku poetry for the last twenty years. She has published haiku in many journals and anthologies, and is the author of four chapbooks and a book of haiku reflections. A retreat leader and teacher, Jeannie most enjoys sharing and teaching haiku with adults in a variety of community and institutional settings.
The fee for this workshop is $15. If the suggested fee is not affordable, please speak with the instructor as we are committed to offering services to all, regardless of ability to pay.