Join the JASWDC Haiku Club to learn more about one of Japan’s most famous forms of poetry!

Each Haiku Club meeting will feature a discussion of selected haikus from a wide range of poets, from medieval to modern. Guiding the discussion will be Assistant Professor of Japanese Language and Literature at George Washington University, Brendan Morley. We will be delving into the history of the art form and dissecting classical Japanese grammar often utilized in these poems. Participants who write haiku themselves are also encouraged to share their own work for feedback among the group. We hope to see you there!


Saturday, August 13, 2-3:30 PM


Upon registration you will be sent an email including the Zoom meeting link.

Haiku for Discussion:

映りたる つゝじに緋鯉 現れし
utsuritaru/tsuzuji ni higoi/arawareshi
高浜虚子 Kyoshi Takahama

万緑の 中や吾子の歯 生え初むる
banryoku no/naka ya aka no ha/haesomuru
中村草田男 Nakamura Kusatao

蟻の道 雲の峰より つゞきけん
ari no michi/kumo no mine yori/tsuzukiken
小林一茶 Kobayashi Issa