The 2018 Poetry Prize is open until March 31st! For this Twitter contest, we’re asking you to Tweet us a haiku about spring. It’s a subject that’s been visited by lots of poets…How will you make it new? If you’re unfamiliar with the form, a haiku is a “Japanese verse form most often composed, in English versions, of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. A haiku often features an image, or a pair of images, meant to depict the essence of a specific moment in time” (Poetry Foundation). Be sure to hashtag your poem with #IRSpring. Entries are due by Sunday, March 18th.
@IndianaReview Each grass blade blushes / its own green, folds inward, folds / into the plush dirt #IRSpring
@IndianaReview Bird nest in carport / black eyes brighten in headlights / eggs warmed on a wet night #IRSpring
One lucky (and clever) winner will receive a free entry into our 2018 Poetry Prize, as well as a package of IR goodies mailed to their door! The runner-up will also receive an IR Prize Pack, and will soon become an internet sensation by being featured on our blog and Twitter page.
Spring forth from your chairs and start tweeting! (See what we did there?) And remember to submit your poetry by March 31st.