Haiku Poetry

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led by Prof Peter Jaeger

Haiku Poetry

Led by Prof Peter Jaeger

Thurs 11 May

6.30 – 9.00 pm

Cost £15 Concessions £10

Light refreshment provided


Matsuo Basho, the 17th century Japanese haiku master and adherent of Zen Buddhism, advised his students not to follow in the footsteps of the wise, but to “seek what they sought.” From its origins in Medieval Japan to its resurgence as a contemporary Japanese and Western form, haiku poets have often sought to develop and record insight into ultimate reality. Haiku provides a way to deepen awareness. This talk and practical writing workshop will explore haiku poetry in relation to meditation and focussed mindfulness. We will consider the traditional conventions of haiku, and then focus on more recent innovations in the form. No prior experience of writing poetry is needed.


Peter Jaeger is a Canadian writer based in London. He is the author of eleven books, including works of poetry, criticism, and hybrid creative-critical research. His most recent publications are John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics (2013), 540493390 (2014) and A Field Guide to Lost Things (2015). Jaeger is Professor of Poetics at Roehampton University.





May 11th, 2017 6:30 PM   to   9:00 PM
St Marks, Myddelton Square
London , EC1R 1XX
United Kingdom

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Phone: 020 7278 2070
ticket GBP 15.00
concession (OAP/Student/Unwaged please bring proof) GBP 10.00

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