Do you HAIKU?

West End Library

Do you HAIKU?

Compete in our Haiku Contest!

Compete in our Haiku Contest! Participe en nuestro Concurso de Haiku!

Celebrate National Poetry Month this April 2023 by participating in our Haiku Contest! Click here to enter. En abril, celebre el Mes Nacional de la Poesía participando en nuestro Concurso de Haiku. Haga click aquí para entrar.

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.

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

· A DC moment / observed in DC

· Something that you are grateful for

· Seasons, or

· Something small and wild.

What is a Haiku?

Haikus traditionally have three lines of 5 syllables/7 syllables/5 syllables, though that isn’t an absolute rule. All haiku are brief and expressive.

To enter, pick up a paper form from the library or enter online with our online form. For more information, please email