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Poetry Club (句会): Locked Gates & Distant Loved Ones

  • 09 Nov 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Poetry club (句会):

locked gates &

Distant Loved Ones

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

6:00 PM EDT

Hosted online via Zoom

(Zoom link is in your registration confirmation e-mail)

We live in strange times. Social distance and quarantine protocols can make life feel a bit lonely and out of balance. We may be separated from loved ones, or struggle with the isolation of hardly leaving our homes--or, occasionally, we may grow to better understand our own personal mental and physical spaces.

Great Japanese poets of the past have grappled with similar themes...passionate courtiers have longed for absent lovers, and haiku poets have rejoiced over the peaceful passage of homebound days. Though composed under different circumstances, their verses can offer comfort, move us to tears and laughter, and open us up to new possibilities.

Join JSB as we explore a handful of fascinating verses which resonate with our contemporary lives, and may inspire us to our own poetic expressions. We'll start with a presentation and group discussion, and end with a chance to compose our own waka and haiku in English and Japanese. All language levels are welcome!

About the Speaker:

 Michelle Kyoko Crowson is an award-winning writer-translator and scholar of Japanese literature. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon and an MFA from Vermont College. She is currently translating the collected works of the 18th century haikai poetess, Kaga no Chiyo.

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