In honor of Indiana Review’s 2017 Blue Light Books Prize, we are announcing a new Twitter Contest!
Starting today, tweet us a well-crafted haiku using the hashtag #BLB2017. There is only one rule: the haiku must contain the word “blue.” If you’re unfamiliar with the form, a haiku is a three-line poem with the syllable pattern, 5/7/5. Please separate your lines by using a slash.
Some example Haikus are:
@IndianaReview: Rising from winter / these bodies frostbitten blue / spring melt runs down limbs #BLB2017
@IndianaReview: I live under blue / and a cold Juniper tree / and it shakes me here #BLB2017
@IndianaReview: They’re all different blues / these oceans of foaming froth / tranquility here #BLB2017
The winner with the best blue haiku will receive a free entry to the prize and an IR Prize Pack. Remember to use the hashtag #BLB2017. Follow us at @IndianaReview to see updates on this contest and more.
Deadline for the Twitter Contest is January 15, 2017 at 12 PM EST.
If you want to learn more about our 2017 Blue Light Books Prize with final judge, Ross Gay, or if you would like to submit your poetry collection, follow the link: https://indianareview.org/blue-light-books/