Expanding Vision: Teaching Haiku
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According to Matthew Cheney, "English teachers have often been enemies of poetry-killing all beauty and pleasure with our precise dissections of symbols, themes, images, devices-but no poetic form has suffered worse mistreatment in our hands than haiku. Despite common misconceptions about haiku, there is a lively and vibrant haiku community throughout the United States and many other countries." Read this article for further discussion on the use of haiku in your own classroom.