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Seeds from a Birch Tree : Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey

Hardcover
by Clark Strand
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In the pages of Seeds from a Birch Tree, Clark Strand redefines haiku as a literary art in English, and explains how to use the practice of writing and reading haiku as a form of meditation and as a path to self-awareness. Throughout this remarkable book, Strand provides specific examples of great haiku and the spiritual qualities they contain, and includes a few simple exercises to help you get started in composing your own haiku.
But Seeds from a Birch Tree is not only a book about writing haiku. It also follows Strand’s passage from haiku novice to a place of understanding, both of haiku and of himself. Along the way, he shares his personal experiences as a Zen student, a Zen Buddhist monk, and a haiku teacher.

Hardcover
PublisherHyperion Books
Dimensions1"x6"x8.8"
Publication Date1997-07-01
Shipping Weight0.8 pounds
ISBN-109780786862429
AudienceGeneral Adult
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish

Clark Strand has taught at The New York Open Center, and The Juilliard School.

synopsis

In the pages of Seeds from a Birch Tree, Clark Strand redefines haiku as a literary art in English, and explains how to use the practice of writing and reading haiku as a form of meditation and as a path to self-awareness. Throughout this remarkable book, Strand provides specific examples of great haiku and the spiritual qualities they contain, and includes a few simple exercises to help you get started in composing your own haiku.
But Seeds from a Birch Tree is not only a book about writing haiku. It also follows Strand’s passage from haiku novice to a place of understanding, both of haiku and of himself. Along the way, he shares his personal experiences as a Zen student, a Zen Buddhist monk, and a haiku teacher.

book details
Hardcover
PublisherHyperion Books
Dimensions1"x6"x8.8"
Publication Date1997-07-01
Shipping Weight0.8 pounds
ISBN-109780786862429
AudienceGeneral Adult
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
about the author

Clark Strand has taught at The New York Open Center, and The Juilliard School.