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Call for Haiku Submissions

Now accepting haiku and one-line poems for the upcoming Poets' Picnic.

Now accepting haiku and one-line poems for the forthcoming Poets' Picnic at the Open Space Visitor Center on the west side of Albuquerque, Saturday, May 20, 2017, which will include poetry readings, workshops, and more in a beautiful location.

Please send from 1-10 haiku or one-line poems in the body of an email (no attachments) to either of the following email addresses:

Submission Deadline

The deadline to submit poetry is March 20, 2017.

About the Program

Members of Escribiente, Albuquerque's Calligraphy Society, will select around 200 poems for this event, and each selection will be rendered in exquisite calligraphy. Members will also be on hand the day of the Poets' Picnic, providing calligraphy demonstrations.

Poets Dale Harris and Scott Wiggerman would be collecting haiku and one-line poems to give to the members of Escribiente. Poets' names will be included. The theme of the haiku should be related to nature: seasons, Rio Grande Valley open spaces, plants, animals, ecology, the environment.

They will compile the submissions to turn over to Escribiente, so that members have time to set the selected poems in calligraphy. Note that calligraphers may choose an excerpt from the haiku if it is too long to fit the dimensions of the weathergram.

Selected poems will become "Weathergrams" and hung on branches at the Open Space Visitor Center in time for the Poets' Picnic. A weathergram is a poem of ten words or less written on a strip of paper, then hung outdoors on a branch or bough to weather over a season.

Images: Haiku Gallery

Images from past Weathergrams projects at Open Space.