Presented in collaboration with the Morikami Museum and Gardens, award-winning California poet Brynn Saito will discuss the zuihitsu, a form of prose-poetry writing that emerged during Japan’s 11th century. Closely translated as “following the brush,” zuihitsu collects observations, notes, personal feelings, and quotes in a seemingly random and associative manner, leading to surprising, poignant poetic expressions. Saito will discuss how this form—and how Japanese culture, more generally—informs her work. She will close with a short poetry reading, book signing, and Q&A.
Morikami Entrance Fee: $10 ($7 for members)
Note: All tickets are will-call and will be held at the theatre door for pick-up starting at noon.