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Simple Elegance: Nature Poetry and Japanese Forms

at The Writer's Center, Chevy Chase MD

Aug 16, 2014

Simple Elegance: Nature Poetry and Japanese Forms

In this five-week course, you’ll spend the first four weeks at The Writer’s Center writing and refining poems about nature. We’ll focus on the Japanese haiku, tanka, and katuata. We’ll study and practice the challenges and simplicity of short poems by reading these forms by masters (Basho, Issa, Buson, Wright) as well as some free verse poems by modern masters of brevity like Williams, Ryan, Creeley, Clifton, and Dickinson. By the final session, students will have revised one poem ready for

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5-week course.

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The Writer's Center

4508 Walsh St., Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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