Do you Haibun? Gail Fishman Gerwin of Morristown does.

Gail Fishman GerwinWith Gerwin, a published poet, leading the way, members and prospective members of NCJW, West Morris Section took part in a free poetry workshop, looking at examples of this form–prose poetry (sometimes stanza poetry but mostly prose), combined with Haiku–on Thursday, May 21 at Panera, Shoppes at Union Hill, Route 10 West, Denville.

Gerwin read a few of these poems she’s written, and participants left Panera with a Haibun draft of their own.

Said Gerwin, “It’s spring. Let’s write. Let’s share.” She offered the following sample of Haibun:

Green around us
Frames a May Tableau
Women write their lives

The workshop leader has authored two poetry collections. She is widely published in literary journals, and presents writing workshops and readings at venues from synagogues to poetry centers, libraries, schools, and private homes. The poet, essayist, and playwright is currently developing a third collection.