Haiku Across Borders: From Japan to the United States . . . and Back Again?


June 22th, 2015 at the Commonwealth Club:  How has haiku been understood – and misunderstood – as it made its way from Japan to America? How is haiku being written in Japan and America today and what can those two countries learn from each other? Stone Bridge Press author Abigail Friedman is a haiku poet and former diplomat posted at the U.S. Embassy in Japan. She won first prize at the Mainichi International Haiku Contest in Japan in 2014. Firmly planted in the worlds of haiku in Japan and North America, she will share her unique perspective.

When: June 22th, 2015. 5:30 pm (networking reception), 6:00 pm (program), 7:00 pm (book signing)

Where: Commonwealth Club (555 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102)

Fee: $20.00 (non-member), free (member), $7.00 (student with ID)

Tickets and further information can be found online here.  

* Japan Society members can use code “specialjapansociety” to receive $12 off the $20 nonmember price.