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Common Wealth Club

555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
(415) 597-6700 http://www.commonwealthclub.org

June 2015

Haiku Across Borders: From Japan to the United States . . . and Back Again? Perspectives of an American Haiku Poet

June 22, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Common Wealth Club, 555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$20

Haiku, the 17-syllable poetic form from Japan, is today written by haiku poets worldwide - from 2011 Nobel Prize-winning Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, to American writer Richard Wright, to elementary school children across America. How has this traditional Japanese art form been understood – and misunderstood – as it made its way from Japan to…

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