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CU Poetry at the Champaign Public Library - Prose Poems and Haibun

  • Champaign Public Library - room 215 200 W Green St Champaign, IL, 61820 United States (map)

From Robert Brewer's poetic asides - 

"The haibun is the combination of two poems: a prose poem and haiku. The form was popularized by the 17th century Japanese poet Matsuo Basho. Both the prose poem and haiku typically communicate with each other, though poets employ different strategies for this communication—some doing so subtly, while others are more direct.

The prose poem usually describes a scene or moment in an objective manner. In other words, the pronoun “I” isn’t often used—if at all. Meanwhile, the haiku follows the typical rules for haiku."

So bring in your prose poem and or haibun to share with the group. be sure to bring in 8-10 copies to share