PREP CLASSES INTERDISCIPLINARY HAIKU WRITING PROJECT

 

The haiku is a type of Japanese poetry. It consists of three lines in a strict 5-syllable, 7-syllable, 5-syllable pattern. The haiku has on occasion been a source of inspiration to Turkish poets, particularly for those who led the Garip movement during the earlier years of the Turkish Republic. Having explored Haiku through reading and discussing various examples from the New York Times-sponsored Haiku competition, we in the English and Turkish departments decided to collaborate and spend a little time having our Preps produce their own based on a selection of themes. They had a great time and produced some very entertaining and individual efforts!