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Send KJZZ Your Arizona Poem For National Haiku Writing Month

By Tom Maxedon
Published: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 2:40pm
Updated: Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 4:58pm

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February is National Haiku Writing Month — and The Show wants your haiku again this year!

This year's theme: The state of Arizona.

Submit your haiku below or leave us a voice memo on KJZZ's mobile app (select Open Mic from the drop-down menu).

Your haiku may be read on air or featured on Word, the KJZZ podcast that focuses on the literary arts in Arizona and the region.

We’ll randomly choose one poet on The Show on Feb. 28, 2020, who will receive a KJZZ prize pack! 

The rules:

  1. Only one entry per person, per week.
  2. Haiku must be 17 syllables, but not necessarily three lines. (Traditional haiku are usually three lines, with five, seven and five syllables.)
  3. Only submissions made through this form will be eligible to enter the random drawing.
  4. Submission period ends Feb. 27, 2020.

Thank you to everyone who submitted poems during the 2020 contest.

Tom Maxedon interviewed winner Kayden Lockwood on The Show on Friday. Kayden's poem was randomly selected from more than 450 entrants.

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