In preparation for Poetry Month in April, Salina Public Library is accepting submissions of original poetry in the form of haiku. Finalists’ poems will be displayed in Gallery 708 for the duration of April. At the end of the month, a winner will be chosen by Huascar Medina 2019-21, Poet Laureate of Kansas.
A Haiku is a poem with 17 syllables; 5 in the first, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third, often pertaining to imagery of the natural world. The public is invited to celebrate springtime by utilizing the theme of metamorphosis in their poems.
To submit a poem, participants should email firstname.lastname@example.org and include name, email and phone number in case chosen as a finalist or winner. All submissions are due by Sunday, March 15. For more information on the contest, contact Portia Montoy at (785) 825-4624, ext. 218.
To view a full schedule of Poetry Month events, including the 36th annual Salina Poetry Series, visit www.salinapubliclibrary.org/poetry.
About The Author: Amy Adams
Amy Adams is the library’s assistant director. She is a native Salinan and received a B.A. in English from Bethel College in North Newton. Amy is a voracious reader, picking up anything from fantasy, graphic novels and pop fiction to classics and literary fiction. She loves “Dr. Who” and “Game of Thrones” and admits that she is a bit of a nerd. Her more homespun hobbies include cooking, failing as a gardener, writing, singing and laughing a lot with her husband, children and friends.
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