UT Dallas Accounting Student Wins Eugene McDermott Library Haiku Contest

How would you describe a book?

Accounting senior Luke Brown describes it like this:

Twenty-six letters
Infinite combinations
Adventure awaits

This winning combination earned Brown a $50 Amazon gift card in the 2017 Eugene McDermott Library Research Services Haiku Contest. Brown’s haiku was selected from nearly 50 entries submitted during the month of April.

Contest committee members said it was hard to narrow down their favorites because of the quality of this year’s submissions.

“We had a fantastic effort from our students for this contest,” said Research Services Librarian Matt Young. “There were quite a few strong entries that made it tough to choose the winner.

But the committee did choose and chose Brown’s entry because it captured the essence of the Library in a fun, playful way.

“I liked this haiku because, from my interpretation, it captured fun and ingenuity and was all about books, reading and the library,” said Head of Information Literacy Services Loreen Henry.

A haiku is a short poem with unrhymed verses having three lines containing five, seven and five syllables, respectively.

This is the seventh year the library has held the haiku contest in April to coincide with National Poetry Month. Winners’ haikus are preserved in [email protected], the library’s online repository.

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