Using original haiku, 16 poets – or haikusters – will battle it out in a head-to-head competition judged by the audience.
Sign-up is open to all and will occur from 12:00pm-12:30pm. Each poet should come prepared to perform up to 29 haiku (depending on how far they make it in the competition). Advance sign-up is not available.
A haiku is a poem consisting of three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.
Traditionally, haiku is a Japanese form, most often used to describe nature, but any subject matter is allowed in Haiku Death Match. The haiku can be funny, sad, sexy, bizarre, it doesn’t matter. Since the haiku is read aloud, the emphasis will be on the number of syllables (17) not the lines.
the worst time to have
a heart attack is during
a game of charades
[box]This show is All Ages (but be prepared for Rabelaisian humour).[/box]