An Evening of Japanese Poetic Forms

Presented by the Historic Joy Kogawa House Society with support from the Frank H. Hori Foundation.

Join poets Terry Ann Carter, Rachel Enomoto, and Kozue Uzawa in a discussion of the Japanese poetic forms: haiku, tanka, and haibun.

When: Friday, September 22, 7:30 to 9:00pm
Cost: this event is free but donations at the door are appreciated.

Terry Ann Carter, a haiku and lyric poet, will read from her new book, Tokaido (Red Moon Press), which uses the poetic form haibun to traverse the Tokaido, the ancient pilgrimage between Kyoto and Tokyo, its fifty-three stations, and artist Hiroshige’s eponymous woodblock prints. Rachel Enomoto, winner of the 2016 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival International Haiku Contest, will also give a reading, and Kozue Uzawa will read a selection of her tanka and encourage audience members to participate in creating their own tanka verse.

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