HAIKU YOU event at the Little Paper Planes Shop this Friday
Part of our LPP+ Residency, LAND AND SEA will host their last event.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR COLLECTED WORDS SAID OUT LOUD AND DRINKS CONSUMED. IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE YOU.
HAIKU YOU is a project by Maria Otero in which you are invited to approach this typewriter and collaborate with strangers by beginning or completing a haiku. Take creative liberty in the subject matter of your writing. These haikus will be collected over the course of the LAND AND SEA residency to be read aloud by Maria and others at our final gathering, Friday JAN. 24TH 8-10 PM. The end result of HAIKU YOU will be an eclectic collection of thoughts ands words of the passer-by.
A Haiku in English is a short poem which uses imagistic language to convey the essence of an experience of nature or the season intuitively linked to the human condition. It is a development of the Japanese haiku poetic form in the English language.
Some of the more common practices in English include:
• use of three lines of up to 17 syllables, traditionally in “5–7–5″ form.
• allusion to nature or the seasons.
• use of a caesura or kire represented by punctuation, space, a line-break, or a grammatical break to compare two images implicitly.
English haiku do not adhere to the strict syllable count found in Japanese haiku, and the typical length of haiku appearing in the main English-language journals is 10–14 syllables. Some haiku poets are concerned with their haiku being expressed in one breath and the extent to which their haiku focus on “showing” as opposed to “telling”, i.e., describing rather than explaining. Haiku uses an economy of words to paint a multi-tiered painting, without “telling all”. As Matsuo Bashō put it, “The haiku that reveals seventy to eighty percent of its subject is good. Those that reveal fifty to sixty percent, we never tire of.”