Monday, 3 October 2011

Beauty in the Everyday - Coventry Haiku Project

My latest project is on the theme Beauty in the Everyday (running between 3-9 October 2011). I'm trying to get as many people in Coventry as possible to write Haiku (3 line poems originating from Japan and written in a 5,7,5 syllable format). Haiku usually capture an observation, a thought, a moment, and in the final line present a twist or slight change of perspective from the first lines.

My aim is to amass enough haiku to create a snapshot of Coventry life and lives in a regular week - all picking out moments of beauty, joy, hope. Anyone is invited to participate from novices to expert writers.

Please check out my facebook page. All the haiku will be posted on here:

Selected poems will also feature on the Big Screen in Millenium Place, Coventry, and 20 chosen to feature in a published book of postcards later in the year. The project is supported by Coventry City Council's Small Arts Grant.

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