Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wednesday updates - 5/5/2010

May 31 Deadline: Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s Fifth Annual international Haiku Invitational

While some cherry trees are still blooming, you are invited to write your haiku with fresh inspiration. Free to enter (up to two poems each). Poems will be judged by Michael Dylan Welch during the summer. Winning poems will be announced in the fall of 2010 on the VCBF website ( and published in the Haiku Canada Review, Rice Paper, and Ripples, the newsletter of the Haiku Society of America. Top poems in five main categories (Youth, British Columbia, Canada, United States, and International) will also appear on TransLink SkyTrains and buses all over Metro Vancouver, receive celebrity readings by the conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra during a concert, and be featured in creative ways during the 2011 Festival in the spring of 2011. So don't delay -- submit your cherry blossom haiku by May 31. To submit, go to (You can also read entries from previous years on the site.)

Modern Haiku announces the winners for the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award 2010

Atlas Poetica Announces New Special Feature: Canadian Tanka Poets in French and English

ukiahaiku 2010 Results

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