This class will begin with a brief explanation of modern Western haiku. After which, we’ll explore ways to use haiku as both a sitting and walking meditation for de-stressing and renewing creative energy. We’ll practice writing haiku using techniques of close observation and reflection. We will also look at ways in which haiku practice can help you enhance your prose writing, both fiction and non-fiction. The class will also contain a section on where and how to find publication opportunities for haiku poetry.
About the Writer
JM Reinbold is a haiku poet, the editor of The Cicada’s Cry: A Micro Zine of Haiku Poetry (Delaware’s Smallest Magazine and an internationally recognized publication), a member of the Haiku Society of America, My Haiku Pond Academy, and the Red Dragonfly Haiku Poets. She leads Haiku WriMo Delaware annually, an event in which poets write a haiku every day in February. Joanne received her first formal training in haiku at the late master Jane Reichhold’s Bare Bones School of Haiku. Her haiku have been published in numerous print and on-line journals. She teaches classes on haiku poetry and haiku arts through the JM Reinbold Haiku Arts Studio. Joanne earned an honorable mention as an emerging artist in literature from the Delaware Division of the Arts and was twice selected by the Delaware Division of the Arts as a fiction fellow for the Cape Henlopen Poets & Writers Retreat. She is the Director of the Written Remains Writers Guild and the author of the DCI Rylan Crowe Mystery series.