Transformations: Haiku from Japan to America Lecture

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and the Japan-America Society of Washington DC

The Japan and Information Culture Center (JICC) & The Japan-America Society of Washington DC (JASW) invite you to a moderated discussion of haiku as written in Japan and the United States. Our panelists will share their perspective regarding this traditional form of Japanese poetry and its transformation both from one culture to the next, and from one personal writing style to the next.


  • Roberta Beary- author of The Unworn Necklace and Deflection
  • Kristen Deming- former President, Haiku Society of America
  • Abigail Friedman- author of I Wait for the Moon and The Haiku Apprentice
  • Jim Kacian- Founder and President of The Haiku Foundation


  • Matthew Levitas (JICC)

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