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 and being mere months away from moving into our shiny new space, Tutt Library is once again seeking your original, library-themed haiku (and senryu)! Please submit no more than 12 entries in the box at 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.
Some people will tell you that you should stick to seventeen syllables per haiku, and we agree with those people. More importantly, use your imagination! Embrace your poetic nature! And incite your friends to enter too!
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, among others - 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.
We hope all this haikuphilic information serves as an inspiration for you to get started writing your own!