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Lessons from Haiku Masters: "This Path of Dew" (Waitlist)

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Learning from haiku
sustained by haiku—
this path of dew.
~Mitsu Suzuki, "A White Tea Bowl"

Each class will begin with the study of haiku masters, both classical (Basho, Buson, Issa, Chiyo-ni and Shiki) and contemporary (Richard Wright, Amy Lowell, Edward Hirsch, Marilyn Chin and others). Then, through writing exercises that provide starting points, the class will explore how we can learn from the writing of haiku, be sustained by it, and set “on this path of dew.” Open to readers and writers of all levels of experience with haiku.


Tuition: $30.00

Additional Fees: $0.00






Wednesdays, Dec. 5, 12 *10:00am - noon* (2 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, Professor Emeritus at Monterey Peninsula College and in 1991 the recipient of the Allen Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching, has published two chapbooks of poetry, and is coauthor of Bowing to Receive the Mountain. White Fire, a collection of his poetry, was published last year.