Good Haibun/Bad Haibun Mayday Living Room

April 24, 2012
Splabman

Basho

We’ll celebrate Mayday by working on an ancient Japanese form that’s gained steam since Jack Kerouac and Gary Snyder started their experiments in the 50s. We’ll look at Anne Waldman and Andrew Schelling’s more contemporary approaches and Sam Hamill’s translations and thoughts on this combination of prose and poetry. A couple of bad ones will be thrown in to help you hone your critical sense. Paul Nelson is your guide. Maybe you’ll have a working class narrative or memory to work with Tuesday at 7PM at SPLAB’s Living Room.

Writers of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels gather Tuesdays at 7P to read new work, the work of someone else or to just be in the engaging company of other writers. Your donation of $5 helps SPLAB continue our programming. Please bring 8 copies of the work you plan to read. Copies are no longer provided by SPLAB.

Living Room happens @ SPLAB in the Cultural Corner at 3651 S. Edmunds. (Look for the SPLAB sign on the wall and come inside.) We’re 2 blocks from the Columbia City Link Light Rail Station. (Parking is available on the school grounds.)

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