DC Public Library Haiku Contest 2021

Georgetown LibraryBenning (Dorothy I. Height) LibraryCapitol View LibraryChevy Chase LibraryMartin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central LibraryMt. Pleasant LibraryNortheast LibraryPalisades LibraryShaw (Watha T. Daniel) LibraryTenley-Friendship LibraryWest End Library

DC Public Library Haiku Contest 2021

Do you HAIKU?

Celebrate National Poetry Month this April by participating in our Haiku Contest! Click here to sign up.

En abril,  celebre el Mes Nacional de la Poesía participando en nuestro concurso de Creación de Haiku. Haga click aquí para entrar. 


Create your own 17-syllable masterpiece on one of the following topics: 

  • your love of books, stories or libraries,
  • something you've missed during the pandemic,
  • cherry blossoms, or
  • something special to DC. 
Haikus traditionally have three lines of 5 syllables/7 syllables/5 syllables.  Poets of all ages are eligible to enter and may submit up to two haikus.  

Prize-winners will take home library swag and eternal glory.  Winning poems will be posted in the library and on the Library website in May. To enter, pick up a paper form from the library or enter online with our online form.