TSCI Haiku Project – Fall 2020


Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International is happy to launch an exchange of Haiku between Tuscaloosa its sister cities.  Each City would solicit haiku from youth and the general population.  The theme, “Coming Together During a Global Pandemic”,  will feature haiku describing the author’s thoughts, observations, and experiences during these days of Covid-19.

Haiku is a type of short form Japanese poetry, consisting of three phrases in a pattern of 5-7-5 syllable count. Often focusing on simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression, Haiku is a powerful tool to convey a particular idea or sentiment. Example:

Separated Now

Pandemic Times of Concern

Friends Offer Solace

For the “Coming Together During a Global Pandemic” Haiku project, all haiku must be submitted to TSCI to make sure the criteria/theme of the Haiku for form is followed, and completed with the name of the author, school, and sister city affiliation.  TSCI plans to compile the Haiku, and  and create a booklet featuring the top 100 submissions.  Cities may solicit from schools, senior centers, general public, Sister City staff and volunteers.  The Haiku will need to be in a form easily copied so as to allow the compilation.  TSCI plans to publish haiku on TSCI social media pages as a show of friendship and solidarity between our sister cities, and later create a booklet featuring the top 100 Haiku submitted.

Haiku submissions will be accepted from September 1 – October 16, 2020

Please send all haiku tuscaloosasistercities@gmail.com  

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