Not-so-pretty haiku

“Lots of people think of cherry blossoms when they think of haiku,” Isabella Mori says in a recent post. “I do, too, of course — but so much so that I’ve lost my taste for pretty cherry blossom haiku.” FULL STORY

Poetry writing workshop

March 21st, 2021

Cynthia Sharp will present a Zoom poetry writing workshop on April 14, 4 – 5 pm PST: “Communing with Nature.”

To register, email VANinfo@CanadianAuthors.org

To enhance your writing experience, she suggests workshop attendees bring to the workshop “a few mouthfuls of fruit, a stone, something fragrant like a flower or spice, a natural pinecone, a blade of grass, leaf or wild flower, something sweet like honey, something sour like a wedge of lime, and something with an interesting texture.”

Sharp was the 2019 Writer in Residence for Richmond. She has been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies such as CV2, Friday’s Poems, Haiku Journal, Lantern Magazine and Untethered. Her short stories and poetry have been broadcast internationally and nominated for The Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Anthology. Her latest poetry collection is, Rainforest in Russet (Silver Bow Publishing, 2018).  She is a full member of The League of Canadian Poets and The Writers’ Union of Canada, reading regularly around North America. She is a graduate of The Simon Fraser University Writer’s Studio, in addition to holding honors degrees in creative writing and English from York University. She taught high school for many years before becoming a writing coach and is available for workshops and classroom visits. She is currently pursuing her MFA in creative writing.

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