One-Line Haiku

This course is now underway, but we will be repeating One-Line Haiku in 2021. Thank you for your interest!

Start Date: Thursday 15th October 2020


End Date: Tuesday 2nd February 2021


Note: These dates include a two-week break over the winter holidays.


Level: This is an advanced course, suitable for writers who are already intermediate-level or above in writing three-line haiku. If you are relatively new to haiku, we recommend taking one of our regular haiku courses first, to get the full benefit from this one. In the meantime, our advice is to keep reading haiku!


No. of Assignments and Feedback: 5


Group Size:  up to 5   


Course Description:


Even more minimalist than haiku, the "monoku" is a poem in one short line. They’ve become increasingly popular and more widely published in journals and anthologies.

So if a single short line is the shape of monoku, what is the substance of this tiny haiku derivative?


This course will encourage you to consider what a monoku is, for yourself as a writer, and will give deep feedback on the poems you write over five assignments.


The tutor is award-winning and widely published monoku writer, Alan Summers. At the end of the course, you will have ten monoku written over five submissions, with lots of notes for further ideas for monoku-writing.


As with most of our online courses, participants will be sent the feedback on everyone’s work, as well as their own, in a shared learning experience.


Cost: £165 (approximately US$201)



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One-Line Haiku
165.00 GBP

A place on the One-Line Haiku course starting Tuesday October 13th 2020.


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