About Senryu

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Senryu 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: Tuesday 10th September 2024


End Date: Tuesday 5th November 2024


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


Level: Beginners 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 Size: up to 5 (3 places left)


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: £150 (approximately US$190)


Early Bird Cost: £140 (approximately US$177) if booking by end of Monday 26th August 2024.



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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140.00 GBP

For a place on the online Senryu course starting 10th September 2024. The early bird rate applies until the end of 26th August. Thank you!

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