Heart of the Arts: Haiku Expo

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The Arizona Matsuri Festival, a two day festival celebrating Japanese Culture, happens this weekend, Feb. 21 and 22 at the Heritage and Science Park in downtown Phoenix.

The Annual festivities included a quiet lyrical prelude this year – Haiku. The centuries old art form is now highlighted in the Arizona Matsuri’s Haiku Expo.

John Sachen, a third generation poet, spearheaded the effort and for the past few months has encouraged hundreds of Arizona kids and adults, to explore the art form. The Phoenix native dropped by K-BACH and shared a few thoughts with Sterling Beeaff.

-Produced by Jane Hilton

The Arizona Matsuri Festival Haiku Expo e-book will be available as a free download.