5 September 2019

Haiku: The one breath poetry

A rare opportunity to discover the sensory nature of haiku in the beautiful surroundings of the museum. A haiku is a form of short Japanese poetry that evokes images and feelings.

Discover how to write your own haiku inspired by a visit to our Masters of Japanese Prints: Nature and Seasons exhibition which features the iconic Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai.

The event will be facilitated by poetry experts Bertel Martin, Alan Summers and Karen Hoy, and a selection of participants’ haiku will be read aloud on the night.

Bertel Martin
Bertel is a writer, freelance arts producer, and the director of City Chameleon, a literary production company, based in Bristol, which publishes books and promotes live literature events and theatre. He is a board member of various arts organisations specialising in youth music, literature, poetry, circus and theatre.

Alan Summers
Alan is a Japan Times award winning writer; Pushcart Prize nominated poet; and President of the United Haiku and Tanka Society. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies and is published in Japanese newspapers. Alan is lead tutor on workshops, online courses, and events at Call of the Page.

Karen Hoy
Karen is a widely published writer of short Japanese forms. Both her short and longer poetry has been anthologised. As well as creating courses and events for Call of the Page, Karen is a film-maker, and has worked on television documentaries for the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channels, and PBS.