Our enthusiastic congratulations go out to the winners of the Sixth Annual Tutt Library Haiku Contest, and our deepest thanks to everyone who sent us their poems. The blind voting is over, and the results are in!
Third prize went to Rebecca Harburg's evocation of a typical window-gazing moment at Tutt:Essay's killing me
I see friends slacklining while
I am flatlining
Anna McCreedy won second prize with her commemoration of our nightly ritual:Lights wink, the bell dings,
reluctantly shut your book.
Closing time at Tutt.
In first place this year, Louisa Rich wrote about the power of language. We imagine her flipping through the dictionary on top of the Century Chest as she composed this senryu:Words each taste unique
Some are marbles in my mouth
These three poems, and several of our other favorites, have been brought together in the 6th annual Tutt Library Haiku zine, which is available at the circulation, reference, and ID desks for free, until we run out (which probably won't be for a week or two). If you stop by and don't see any, please ask at circulation! Also, if you are one of our farflung alumni or other friends, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about getting an electronic copy instead.