Alan Summers, Japan Times Award (2002), President, United Haiku and Tanka Society, and co-founder of Call of the Page, providing literature, education & literacy projects, often based around Japanese genres.
For events & workshops contact us through our Call of the Page website: Call of the Page.
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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: email@example.com
We will let you know more about these courses.
Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)
Monday, October 12, 2015
Nature Haiku: Alan Summers, meet the haiku writer-in-residence at the Bristol Festival of Literature 2015 - 11am - 2pm Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th October 2015
Alan Summers outside The Poet Hotel, Amsterdam, Museum Quarter photo by Karen Hoy
Alan Summers, haiku writer-in-residence at the Bristol Festival of Literature 2015
Our resident haiku expert, Alan Summers, will be on hand to help while you have a go at writing haiku on the theme of ‘Nature’.
Write your haiku on bunting triangles that will gradually be displayed in the space throughout the weekend, filling the room with poetry and inspiration.
Saturday and Sunday
17th and 18th October 2015
11am - 2pm
The Green Lab
just down from Watershed
and before Millennium Square
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Where: The Green Lab
The theme is nature:
Ask me about haiku, and have a go. I’m available to help out in a friendly manner!
Alan is a Japan Times award-winning writer, and author of the forthcoming book Writing Poetry: the haiku way. A Pushcart Prize nominated poet he also appears in various leading haiku anthologies, including Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years (W. W. Norton 2013), and recently on NHK World (Japanese television).
Look for the Hanging Bike, and The Stable:
Haiku about Nature
shahai artwork by Alan Summers 2015
and salute the flower
Brass Bell: the HAPPINESS issue (October 2015)
of orb spiders
Scope (FAWQ magazine July 2015 vol. 61 no. 6)
I lose count of my time
on this earth
Brass Bell: A Feature on Alan Summers July, 2015
tiny words 15.1 (March 31st 2015)
jostle the breeze
Wild Plum 1:1 (Spring & Summer 2015)
splitting the sky
a kingfisher lifts a branch
off the breeze
Best of Mainichi 2014 (Japan)
a blackbird whispers
its song to the rain
Scope vol. 60 no. 9 (FAWQ magazine October 2014
the sun takes the dog
hedgerow: a journal of small poems (Issue 1, September 2014)