In celebration of upcoming Poetry Month in April, we are accepting submissions of original poetry in the form of Haiku. Celebrate Kansas beauty by utilizing the theme of “Sunflower State” in your poem. All submissions are due by Saturday, April 3, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, email, phone number and address in case you are chosen as a finalist or winner. 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. Here is an example:
The Sunflower State
Is the theme of your Haiku
Due on April third
Note: To be considered for the final prize, participants must be Kansas residents.