piątek, 22 maja 2015

The 2nd International Haiku Conference was held on May 15-17, 2015 
in the Museum of Japanese Art and Technology Manngha, in Kraków.
The participants of the Conference came to Kraków from Poland 
and different countries, e.g. Japan, Germany, Bulgaria, USA, Sweden, The Nederlands, Lithuania, UK and more.
The Conference was convened in conjunction with the fourth edition of The Miłosz Festival and was dedicated to Miłosz and his work with haiku as well as to haiku generally in Poland and Europe. 
There were numerous interesting presentations and round-table discussions about traditional and modern haiku, haibun and haiga during the Conference.
Czesław Miłosz (1911-2004) is a Polish national treasure. He was poet, writer, and translator and awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. He also wrote haiku and translated from English into Polish haiku of Basho, Buson, Issa.

Robert Kania & Irena Iris Szewczyk at the Manngha

The Wawel Cathedral and Gardens
Kraków Hackney Cab
The Wawel Castle in Kraków

4 komentarze:

  1. __Did the conference determine what haiku is... or did they predict what it was to become?
    __Grand photos... that great historic area should remain unaltered_! _m

    1. Thank you very much for your comment, Magyar.
      All lectures and discussion were interesting but nowadays haiku cannot be easily determined :) There is so many variations all over the world. You write haiku and you know this very well :)
      All the best. Iris

  2. Great to get together with other haiku lovers and writers.

    1. Hi Bill,
      exactly, you are absolutely right.
      You can talk only about haiku without fear that someone is getting bored.
      There was really great ambience during this conference.
      All the best. Iris