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Sherry Chayat
Haiku Workshop Presenter, Sherry Chayat.


Haiku Workshop with Sherry Chayat.

Join us for a haiku workshop, led by poet Sherry Chayat, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Syracuse CoWorks, 201 E. Jefferson St.

Chayat is abbot of the Syracuse Zen Center, a writer of Zen-inspired haiku, and an early contributor of haiku to the Poster Project. Over the years, three posters have featured haiku by Chayat, including the “Onondaga Wind” poster in the current poster series.

In the workshop, Chayat will review elements of haiku, and help participants strengthen their work though critique, editing, and revision. Participants should bring several haiku to the workshop.

The workshop fee is $25 (or pay what you can if the fee is a hardship). Pre-register by calling or e-mailing Jim Emmons: (315) 937-7123,


Splash poetry installation
Joe Murphy and Jason Evans installing splash poetry.


Splash Poetry Installation

When is an invisible poem visible? With our splash poetry installation, the answer was in the weather: when rained. Or when a savvy passerby spalshed the sidewalk with water.

In May, 2017, board members Joe Murphy and Jason Evans stenciled 10 haiku from our archives at select downtown spots, using a special spray paint. The paint remains clear until it gets wet; it then appears light gray.

The temporary installation featured haiku by 10 poets: Pearl Baldwin, Ralph Long Jr., Claire Bobrycki, Molly English, Ross Getman, Kali Huff, Thea St. Omer, Tom Huff, Sara Parrott and Bryan Wilbur.

Download a list and map of selected poems by clicking here.

We may eventually redo the installation. Meanwhile, enjoy a video of the process by clicking here.

Improvised drawing of Syracuse
Improvisational Illustration

See a Video of Improvisational Drawing

This improviational illustration was created in the spring of 2014 as a prelude to a portrait demonstration given by visiting artist Max Ginsberg to the Syracuse University Illustation Program.

For the prelude, Stanislas Martin-Finzo, coordinator of the SU Illustration Abroad Program in Strasbourg, France, arranged a collaborative drawing performance with the SU Jazz Band and several illustration students. Students created music and art based on elements of free jazz.

We are proud to sell a signed sketch made in preparation for the peformance by illustrators Nkiru Sewell, Monica Sofia Rexach Ortiz, Loic Urbaniak, and William Smith. Smith went on be featured in the 2016 poster series; Ortiz, in the 2017 series.

This framed work, 26 x 34 inches, is valued at $500. Inquire about buying it by emailing

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