The activities in this book will show you the seven keys to creating your own haiku, and will help you to get started, think up memorable words and images, and write the three short lines that make up a great haiku.
With clear explanations and many examples, this is a great way to have fun while you explore this fascinating poetic form.
"Although this book is aimed at children, it can also be used by teenagers and adults -- people of any age who are either beginners at haiku or needing to refresh their understanding. This simple and clear approach is an introduction to this amazingly small practice from Japanese culture, which can truly enrich our lives. Haiku can help kids and adults alike to connect to the world of nature and people -- to see the deep interconnectedness of our small world, perhaps even making a step toward peace."
--from the Preface.
Patricia Donegan is the author of Without Warning, Heralding the Milk Light, and Hot Haiku. In 1986-1987 she studied with Japanese haiku master Seishi Yamaguchi. She completed a Fulbright grant in Japan, co-authoring Chiyo-ni: Woman Haiku Master with Yoshie Ishibashi. A member of the Haiku Society of America and the Association for International Renku, she currently teaches creative writing at a university in Tokyo, and is the poetry editor/contributing editor for the Kyoto Journal.
64 pages. Hardcover, 9" X 9".