Sat, Sep 17|
How To Haiku with Sam Blair
Why does haiku have the power to change lives?
Time & Location
Sep 17, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
About the Event
Haiku poetry emerged in 17th Century Japan, but did not arrive in America until the 1950’s when the so called “Beat Generation” poets, such as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsburg, and others popularized this unique genre of literature. What is haiku? What does it mean to have a haiku mind, and to experience and convey those peak moments of the human experience, called haiku moments? Why does haiku have the power to change lives? This basic, introductory course will answer those questions, and show you the way toward reading, reflecting upon, and ultimately writing haiku.
Sam Blair holds a B.A. degree in English from the University of Denver, and a J.D. degree from Lewis and Clark College of Law. He was a civil trial lawyer for 35 years, with offices in Oregon and Hawaii. When practicing, he was named one of Americas Best Lawyers. He also had a weekly column in Kauai’s newspaper, The Garden Isle. He has taught as an adjunct professor of Law at Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Or.