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Senryu Course

New dates for the next run of the this course to be announced.


All new prompts for this course!


An interest in haiku will sooner or later expose you to its sister form, senryū. The two forms overlap, but here we follow prompts that allow us to grasp the essence of senryū, with its human behaviour focus, more directly.


Start Date: Monday 14th February 2022


End Date: Monday 11th April 2022


Format: Asynchronous. Participants work on written assignments in their own time.


LevelBeginners and improvers of senryu. Most people will come with at least some experience of writing haiku, although there is no reason not to start with senryu first! In fact in some ways senryū is less technically demanding.


Number of Assignments: 3


Group Sizeup to 5 


Course Description:


How is a three-line senryu poem different to a three-line haiku poem, in content, style and language? Submitting two draft senryu three times over two months, we'll explore these questions, but also try to find our own "voice" with our senryu.


Assignments with prompts are posted privately online, and participants read Alan's feedback on each other's poems as well as on their own senryu, in a shared learning process.



Cost: £118 (approximately US$160)


Early Bird Cost: £110 (approximately US$150) if booking by Tuesday 8th February 2022.



What our students say about this course...


Thanks for this course and all your fine feedback, Alan. I love Senryu. Thanks to my fellow poets for sharing your work. I learned something from everyone!

Leslie (2022)


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110.00 GBP

For a place on the online Senryu course starting February 14th 2022. The early bird rate applies until Tuesday February 8th. Thank you!



Come back soon for testimonials from people who have previously taken this class.

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