Haiku Sandbox: An Evening at Play with Penguin Book of Haiku Editor and Translator Adam L. Kern
The haiku is world-famous for its brevity, instantly recognizable structure and natural imagery. Yet, as The Penguin Book of Haiku demonstrates, the verse form can also be erotic, funny, satirical, crude and mischievous. Join editor and translator Adam L. Kern for what he calls a haiku sandbox, an evening of play and discussion.
The evening will start with a brief discussion of the ‘anatomically correct’ scope, nature, and history of the Japanese haiku up until the twentieth century. You will then try your hand at translating some celebrated haiku (with English equivalents for those who do not speak Japanese) and even compose your own haiku with some rather curious prompts.