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Moments of Presence: Writing Haibun

  • April 10, 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Online

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The haibun is a hybrid form—precise passages of narrative/descriptive prose set off by haiku. Participants in this workshop will read, discuss, and write in this form that harks back to Basho, the master.

Join OSTI and David Meischen for this hour and a half, guided writing workshop during National Poetry Month.

About the Presenter:

A Pushcart honoree, with a personal essay in Pushcart Prize XLII, David Meischen is the author of Anyone’s Son, winner of the John A. Robertson Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters (TIL). David has twice received the Kay Cattarulla Award for Best Short Story from TIL, most recently for “Crossing at the Light,” lead story in The Distance Between Here and Elsewhere: Three Stories (Storylandia, Summer 2020). His work has appeared in The Common, Copper Nickel, The Evansville Review, Salamander, Southern Poetry Review, The Southern Review, Valparaiso Fiction Review, and elsewhere. A former juror for the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, David completed a 2018 writing residency at Jentel Arts. Co-founder and Managing Editor of Dos Gatos Press, he lives in Albuquerque, NM with his husband—also his co-publisher and co-editor—Scott Wiggerman.



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