Chruck Brickley and his recently published collection “Earthshine.” Courtesy images.

“Life is beautifulnot in spite of its being imperfect and fleeting, but because it is so.” – Chuck Brickley

Chuck Brickley is a man of many talents.

By day, Brickley dishes out wisdom to craft beer diehards at Mill Valley Market, among an array of other duties. When not doing so, Brickley is sharpening his craft as a master of the haiku, a very short Japanese poem with seventeen syllables and three verses. He’ll be performing those haikus at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts on Friday, Sept. 7.

Brickley recently published Earthshine, a collection of his work that garnered the Touchstone Distinguished Books Award 2017. Brickley’s poetry speaks from a deep communion with nature, as well as a personal assimilation of the venerable Japanese aesthetics wabi, sabi, karumi and, among others, mu. 

Brickley & friends also perform several haibun from Raven, a work-in-progress that combines haiku with prose. The performance is in conjunction with the O’Hanlon Center’s annual wabi sabi exhibit.

The 411: Chuck Brickley performs a series of haikus on Friday, Sept. 7 at 7pm at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue. Free. Donations welcomed. No advanced registration required.

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