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Brad Bennett

About Brad Bennett

Brad Bennett teaches third and fourth graders and an after-school poetry club at Fayerweather Street School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His first full-length, award-winning book of haiku, a drop of pond, was published in 2016 by Red Moon Press.

Haiku: A Small Poem with Great Potential

snow melting the village brimming over… with children! –Issa (1763-1828) (translated by David Lanoue) Yes, I was taught that a haiku, a short poem that originated in Japan centuries ago, was supposed to consist of three lines of five, seven, and five syllables. And yes, because of the way haiku have been taught historically, they […]