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Seasonality in English Haiku|September 21, 2015 | Monday, 6:30PM |

  • Japan Information and Culture Center 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) and the Japan-America Society of Washington DC (JASWDC) invite you to a panel discussion on English-language haiku.

Three esteemed, award-winning haiku poets will discuss the structural demands of this traditional Japanese poetic form and how to accomplish a successful haiku in English. Our panelists will also highlight the importance of seasons in Japanese haiku versus English haiku, and explore how haiku has affected the English language (and vice-versa).

Come join us for an engaging discussion, open Q&A session, and exciting announcement from your friends at the JICC and JASWDC!

Award Winning Panelists:

Roberta Beary - Honored throughout North America, Europe, and Asia for her innovative and unconventional hybrid of haiku and senryu, Roberta Beary's book of short poems, The Unworn Necklace was selected as a William Carlos Williams Book Award finalist and Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award winner.

Abigail Friedman - A retired U.S. diplomat, and accomplished, award-winning haiku poet, Ms. Friedman is most recognized for her books, I Wait for the Moon and The Haiku Apprentice. Her haiku, haibun, and writings on haiku have been featured in poetry publications in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Jim Kacian - Founder of Red Moon Press, the largest publisher of haiku and haiku-related books outside of Japan, Mr. Kacian has written 14 books dedicated to haiku or haiku-related genres. He is co-founder of the World Haiku Association, and founder and president of The Haiku Foundation. He has won numerous international haiku competitions and his poems have been translated into several languages.