Back by popular demand! Do you haiku? In two class sessions, Scott Wiggerman covers the essential characteristics of modern haiku (and one of them is not 17 syllables). In session one, we discuss Japanese terms and other concepts, including use of imagery, juxtaposition, punctuation, lineation, grammar, concision, etc., as seen in haiku being published today. We apply this discussion to writing our own haiku through a series of brief exercises, and in session two, we look closely at what participants have written and critique them with an emphasis on the lessons of session one. Limited enrollment.

Scott Wiggerman has published hundreds of haiku in leading journals from around the world, including Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Chrysanthemum, Haiku Canada, World Haiku Review, Daily Haiku, Wales Haiku Journal, Bamboo Hut, and others. His haiku have twice been selected for the annual Red Moon Anthologies of best English-language haiku. He also co-edits the haiku anthologies for Open Space’s annual Poets’ Picnic.