Feb. 15, 2021 – In celebration of upcoming Poetry Month in April, Salina Public Library is accepting submissions of original poetry in the form of Haiku. In April, finalists’ poems will be displayed in a virtual gallery on the library’s social media platforms. At the end of the month, a winner will be chosen by Patricia Traxler, winner of the 2019 Kansas Book Award in Poetry.
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 Kansas beauty by utilizing the theme of “Sunflower State” 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 Saturday, April 3. For more information on the contest, contact Portia Montoy at (785) 825-4624, ext. 218.