The Haiku Challenge

The newspaper I work for has a standing feature in Sunday’s edition called Poets Corner. It has typically attracted a few poems each week, which the paper runs without regard to their quality. Over the past few months, Poets Corner had been languishing.

So I proposed that we raise the bar. And the Haiku Challenge was born. We decided to have readers submit only haiku during February, and the response has been surprising: nearly 200 haiku submitted. We’re running dozens each Sunday.

And the hope is that Poets Corner can become more vital than it was. We’re now holding the Limerick Challenge for March and have plans for after that.


~ by ericedits on February 17, 2008.

One Response to “The Haiku Challenge”

  1. Wonderful. Nothin’ like ‘kuin.


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