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Lessons from the Haiku Masters (Closed)

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Course Description:

“On the Moonlit Path”

how to separate
moonlight from the sea, or us
from our shadows

Each class will begin with the study of haiku masters, both classical (Basho, Buson, Issa and Shiki) and contemporary (Richard Wright, Amy Lowell, Robert Hass, Anselm Hollo, Edward Hirsch, and others).

Then, through writing exercises that provide starting points, the class will explore how the writing of haiku can set us “on the moonlit path.” Open to readers and writers of all levels of experience with haiku.


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Wednesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 *10:00am – noon* (4 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


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