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Poetry Workshops

Poetry Workshop - Zen Conversation
Poets of all levels are invited. Participants will read and write poetry during workshop sessions. Emphasis will be on the development of the individual's imagination and their ability to create poetry with a consistent and unified concept.
Seasonal Themes
Mondays 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Instructor : Michael Biales
Fee: $5/ meeting RSVP for schedule: administrator@kajiasostudio.com

Read examples of Zen Poetry


Haiku Workshop
What is haiku? What makes a haiku tick? Learn from the masters as we analyze and appreciate classical and modern Japanese haiku and related forms in the original Japanese, in gloss, and in translation. We then use these as springboards to write our own haiku (in English or Japanese), exploring the internal structures and our own memories and imaginations in crafting “the wordless poem”. Some renga workshops (link verse) may be scheduled as well.
$5 per class RSVP required

Leader: John Ziemba




The Boston Haiku Society

This group meets monthly to discuss and share haiku poems. The group welcomes anyone interested in writing Haiku. Many of the poets are active locally and internationally. The Boston Haiku Society’s long term members are active locally and internationally, and their publication “Biting the Sun” is now in bookstores. Founders: Kaji Aso. John Ziemba, Raffael DeGruttola, David Schuster, Lawrence Rungren and Glen Gustafson.
The Third Saturday
of each month starts 2 p.m. to about 6 p.m. Fee: $4 / per meeting. Leader: John Ziemba Further Info: administrator@kajiasostudio.com



International Haiku Contest

International Haiku Contest Kaji Aso Studio sponsors an International Haiku Contest which is open to all poets who are writing Haiku. There is also a category for Senryu. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winning haikus and one winning senryu prize. Download information, rules and requirements here. You will also be able to see the winners from the previous years’ Haiku Contests. Interested in Haiku but not sure where to begin? Why not come to one of our poetry evenings at the studio or visit the Boston Haiku Society which hold their meetings at the studio on the third Saturday of every month.

Winners for 2003 - winners 2004. - winners 2005  - winners 2006- - winners 2007 - winners 2008 winners 2009 winners 2010 winners 2011 winners 2012 winners 2013