Do You Haiku? Enter the Annual Library Haiku Contest Today

Do You Haiku? Enter the Annual Library Haiku Contest Today

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Eugene McDermott Library is hosting its annual haiku contest. Create an original haiku poem about the library for your chance to win a McDermott swag bag and serious bragging rights!

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

Formatting:
3-lined, Library-themed poem:
Line 1 is 5 syllables
Line 2 is 7 syllables
Line 3 is 5 syllables

Submission Details: Enrolled UT Dallas students only!

Submit your haiku to Matt Makowka, [email protected], with the subject line “Haiku Contest 2018” via your UT Dallas email by April 24.

The winner will be announced April 30 on the Library’s website and social media outlets.

Recent Winners:
2017 – Luke Brown
Twenty-six letters
Infinite combinations
Adventure awaits

2016 – Casey Ross
Library problems:
Bookshelves unable to bear
The weight of knowledge

See even more submissions and winners on [email protected], the library’s online repository.

This is the eighth year the library has held the haiku contest in April to coincide with National Poetry Month. The challenge is brought to you by the McDermott Library Research Services department.

Page Last Updated: April 4, 2018