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American Haiku

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


4 Thursdays, August 8—August 29, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Haiku as an art and genre of poetry was developed by Basho, a student of martial training and dharma. This course examines our life and our self in relation to our natural world and the moment. Haiku is a means of capturing the changing nature of ourselves and life. It is a study of all elements: self, life, and time combine to form Haiku.

Joel Lesses’s passions include the intersection of poetry, spirituality, science, and psychology shared and disparate in the human experience.  Joel was nominated for Best Poet in 2013 and 2014 in Buffalo’s Artvoice and won the award in 2014. His poetry has been published in various magazines, newspapers, and anthologies; currently he facilities Ground and Sky Rochester Reading Series and taught for many years numerous workshops and classes in the Western New York region, his manuscript Odyssey of Autumn’s Breathis a work-in-progress.

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American Haiku$1394 Thursdays, August 8—August 29, 6:30pm-8:30pm

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August 8
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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4 Thursdays, August 8—August 29, 6:30pm-8:30pm
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740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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(585) 473-2590
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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