ONLINE Bento Box – Feast of Japanese Poems
If poetry were perfume and words were its dilution, English poetry would be the eau de toilette; Japanese poetry would be the essential oil of perfume. Its concentrated images create, in a few syllables, what English poetry creates in a few verses. While all poems must put every word to work if the poet wants good results, in Japanese poetry this rule of writing is narrowed to mean every syllable must be put to work. This constricting of the rule that comes with writing concise Japanese poetry is helpful as one ends by learning how to create images of a better concentrate. In this class we’ll fill our Bento Box with a variable feast of Japanese verse styles.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Jade O’Riley teaches many poetry forms and styles and developed an editing method entitled Poet’s Toolbox to help poets gain writing confidence. Since 2007 Jade has taught poetry in several venues including City of Edmonton, Poetry Festival and Stroll of Poets; she’s published fifteen poetry chapbooks featuring the poets from her classes.