put your daydreams to good use
send us a haiku
In celebration of National
Poetry Month and National Library
Week and our wonderful Colorado
spring, Tutt Library is once again seeking your original, library-themed haiku! Please submit no more than 15
entries to the reference desk (or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org) by
April 30th. Winners will
receive fabulous prizes and their haiku will be creatively immortalized.
Don't know the difference between haiku and senryu? Want to know more about these ancient poetic forms? Well, this is a library -- we can help!
The online Oxford English Dictionary defines
haiku here and senryu here.
Tutt Library has books of haiku by Basho, Shiki, Jim Harrison and Ted Kooser, and Jack Kerouac - and you can find thousands of examples of and scholarly articles on haiku in Granger's, JSTOR, MLA Bibliography, Humanities International Complete, and more, via our English Subject Guide.
Our own Curator of Special Collections, Jessy Randall, has published several haiku, including these.
We hope all this haikuphilic information
serves as an inspiration for you to get started writing your own.
We hope all this haikuphilic information serves as an inspiration for you to get started writing your own.