Online internet courses by Call of the Page

Are you interested in a Call of the Page course? We run courses on haiku; tanka; tanka stories/prose; haibun; shahai; and other genres.

Please email Karen or Alan at our joint email address:
We will let you know more about these courses.

Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Special Guest Speaker announced for the ekphrastic haiku course event at Quest Gallery

The Haiku Event at The Royal Crescent Hotel with Tom Lowenstein and Alan Summers
Wednesday 27 June starting 8pm

For information and to book
contact Sarah Jenkins, Projects Coordinator at Quest Gallery

Tel.        01225 444142

The Royal Crescent Hotel:

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2012:

But do come to the Quest Gallery's Private View just before too!
Quest Gallery Location and map:

I'm pleased that Tom Lowenstein has been able to confirm the guest speaker appearance at the Haiku Reading event where the course participants have an opportunity to read haiku they've written during the course.  The event will have the obligatory wine and nibbles. 

FFI on the course, enquiries, or booking regarding the Ekphrastic Haiku Sessions at Quest Gallery:

  • Tom Lowenstein will give a talk on the origins of haiku.
  • Alan Summers will give a short introduction to Modern, and Contemporary Haiku both in Japan, and in the West. 

Tom Lowenstein is well known for his books including:

Classic Haiku: The Greatest Japanese Poetry from Basho, Buson, Issa, Shiki, and Their Followers  Ed. Tom Lowenstein Publisher: Duncan Baird (2007)

Haiku Inspirations: Poems and Meditations on Nature and Beauty
Ed. Tom Lowenstein and Victoria James Publisher: Duncan Baird (2006)

“Tom Lowenstein is an original among young British poets—quite exceptionally gifted...” 
Ted Hughes wrote in 1980.

"Your writing is unlike anything else—very new and alive, very strange and memorable." 
—Ted Hughes.

Tom Lowenstein is widely published in his own right in poetry magazines such as: Poetry Review; PN Review; The New Cambridge Review; London Review of Books; Fulcrum (New York); Shearsman magazine; and Poetry Salzburg Review

Shearsman Titles:  

  • Ancestors and Species: New & Selected Ethnographic Poetry
  • Conversation with Murasaki

FFI on the course, enquiries, or booking regarding the Ekphrastic Haiku Sessions at Quest Gallery:


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