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NancyLynn
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Jul 29, 2003

Hello everyone,
I tried to post this earlier but was unsuccessful.
By popular demand, tipping our hats to our colleagues in the French forum, we would like to announce a Haiku contest in the English language.
There is no prize, save the undying admiration of your peers
First we need three judges. Please apply for the post by e-mail. In a couple of days (I hope) when the judges are named the contest will begin.
Please note that judges cannot participate in the contest.
The contest will end August 31.
Ladies and Gentlemen, sharpen your pencils!!

Nancy


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two2tango  Identity Verified
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Great idea! Jul 29, 2003

It would be great if some expert could enlighten us about the haiku´s structure and traditions. Let´s sharpen our pencils!
Enrique


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RHELLER
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GO Nancy!!! Jul 29, 2003

We tip our hats to the French forum (specifically Alain who had this great idea)

FORMS IN ENGLISH HAIKU
KEIKO IMAOKA
Japanese haiku have been traditionally composed in 5-7-5 syllables. When poets started writing English haiku in the 1950's, they adopted this 5-7-5 form, thinking it created a similar condition for English-language haiku. This style is what is generally considered "traditional" English haiku.

this description was taken from the following website - to know more

http://www.ahapoetry.com/keirule.htm


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NancyLynn
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Thanks, Rita for the enlightenment Jul 29, 2003

Now all we need are judges!! Go judges!!
Nancy


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Abdul Mukhid  Identity Verified
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I don't mind to be one of the judges Jul 29, 2003

I mean it, but I don't whether I am qualified. I rarely write haiku. Actually, I prefer to be the participant. Please contact me via kidz@language.proz.com. Or, may be you can provide the link for the contest here.

Thanks.


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Guy Bray  Identity Verified
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Car Talk Haiku Jul 29, 2003

This is not an entry in your competition, but recommended reading for fans of the Car Guys:

http://cartalk.cars.com/features/haiku/


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Terry Gilman  Identity Verified
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Spam haiku URL Jul 31, 2003

5 Not sure where this leads
7 But here's an old URL
5 For haiku on Spam
a subject in sci.language.translation that hooked Rüdiger and me in 96/97. It is incredible how many people have contributed over the years, perhaps because Haiku is covered in US schools(?)

http://www.spamhaiku.com/spamhaiku/site/

[Edited at 2003-07-31 19:35]


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NancyLynn
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Haiku contest : Post your poems here Aug 13, 2003

This is the haiku thread, which will remain open for submissions until September 4 (perhaps the Labour Day Weekend will provide inspiration for some);-).
After this time, the judges will announce the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The prize is accomplishment, a glowing happiness and the admiration of your peers.
Have fun!
Nancy


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NancyLynn
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We have a judge! Aug 13, 2003

Hello my fellow poets,
Perhaps it's the weather, or perhaps you are all madly writing verses; in any case, I gather from the mail I've received publicly and privately that people generally wish to be participants. Judging is a difficult post to fill.
I had hoped for three judges, but with everyone's consent, and a desire to get the contest started, I propose that I become the second judge. We really need one more.

Katherine (Katy)Zei, a Canadian residing in Italy, has come forward as judge. I looked at her profile and saw that she has journalism training and solid writing ability Great!
So ladies and gentlemen, start your verses!
Nancy


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