On Sunday, 18 July 2021 David Bingham and Iliyana Stoyanova led a free haiku workshop for the biggest Japanese festival in UK, Hyper Japan. In this workshop 25 participants from Argentina, Canada, Greece, India, UK, and USA explored: the characteristics of good contemporary haiku and the techniques employed in writing them; had the opportunity to write contemporary haiku and then shared and discussed the haiku they had written; learned about where to follow up the session by sending haiku for publication in haiku journals, magazines and online websites and how to become involved in local and national haiku activities.

Here are the best 3 haiku submitted by the participants:

the tide turns —
stopping to talk
this time
  (Florence Heyhoe, UK)

insomnia —
the incessant chirping
of crickets
  (Julia Guzman, Argentina)

a burst of ravens
leaves the tree naked
burning cold
  (Francisca Weber, USA)

Write-up by David Bingham and Iliyana Stoyanova



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