Georgia A. Popoff

The World Beyond Haiku: Examining Japanese Form

Are you a poet interested in exploring different forms? An artist who enjoys the prompt of poetry? Are Japanese forms a secret delight? Poets, join us this summer for the 6-week workshop starting June 17. Artists submit work in response to the workshop for the open call for the August 17 Art Show. And if you do Both……….. let us know!

Space is limited.

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The beauty of haiku is its brevity and its challenge, but haiku is just the first step into the forms made popular by the Japanese mystics. We will look at tanka, examine the sister forms of haiku and senryu, explore choka, haibun, and zuihitsu, and create a renga together week by week.

This workshop meets virtually on Zoom Mondays 7-9pm

The art show will be in the Word and Image Gallery, final submissions are due August 7

Bright Hill Press & Literary Center of the Catskills, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846.

Georgia A. Popoff is a writer, editor, arts-in-education specialist, and a program coordinator for the YMCA of Central NY’s Writers Voice, where she teaches poetry and creative nonfiction. Her fourth collection of poetry, Psychometry, released in late 2019 by Tiger Bark Press, was a finalist for Utica College’s Eugene Nassar Poetry Prize and the CNY Book Award for Poetry. Tiger Bark Press released her fifth collection, Living with Haints in spring 2024. In 2022, Georgia was named Poet Laureate of Onondaga County for a 2-year term of service. She is the series editor for the University of Michigan Press Under Discussion book series on contemporary poets.