Workshop - Haibun and Image Making, with Rochelle Potkar
Nov 7, 10:00 - 01:00
Basho the Zen-Buddhist, in the 17th century, summarized his wanderings through Japan with prose and haiku. He called it the haibun, and gifted us a form that embraces the whole spectrum of existence from story to poetry, abstract to concrete, link to shift, in moments present and immediate with lyricism and musicality. In this 4-hour workshop we will curate nature to our own existence, in images as small as two words, and walk down lanes of prose that surround haiku like water to an island. The workshop will involve reading, writing, critiquing. In addition, we will attempt the page-long haibun in a multiplicity of themes and tones.