Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Haiku Hikes and Ekphrastacy Events in Cleveland Heights

 From our friends at Heights Arts. The first Haiku Hike is this Saturday, August 28th, at Cain Park.


HAIKU HIKES


This Saturday, join Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate Ray McNiece on a seasonal morning ginkgo (haiku walk), through Cain Park learning and creating poetry according to centuries-old traditions. These customs cultivate a seasonal awareness that improves one’s powers of poetic and natural observation. 

Hikes will begin with a formal introduction to haiku, continue with 4 stops along the way, then conclude with a final sharing. Sign up for one session or all four seasons in a series we're offering in celebration of Cleveland Heights' centennial anniversary.

Find out more about how to register for a single hike or the full series, HERE
 

EKPHRASTACY EVENTS

Each exhibition at Heights arts showcases outstanding visual art which we then celebrate through poetry during the run of that show. Perhaps you've attended one of these readings and wondered how the poets all train to be such impressive performers. With Ray's guidance, selected applicants are provided a structured approach to choosing visual art that speaks to them, developing their poetic response, and then presenting their interpretations at one of our most beloved programs. If you're a literary enthusiast, we encourage you to check out our open call for poets, HERE
 

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The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau