Thursday, February 25, 2010

Saugatuck Japan Festival Japanese Poetry Post 4

Workshop for Adults/ From the Palace to the Farm: Japanese Potery for the Masses
Monday April 12 at 7pm
Jeremy Robinson assistant professor of Japanese at the Grand Valley state University shares the fascinationg story of  how the centuries old "shared writing" form, Renga, gave birth to the popular Haiku form.  Whit was initially an elite form of writing was gradually taken over by a more common culture and ultimately won a much broader (incdeed global) audince,   Learn about the "super Heroes" of early Haiku (still revered today) and experience some of Japan's gretest examples of this simple but sublime literary form.

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