Haiku/Senryu Poetry Competition- Deadline Friday 16th April 2021
Haiku/Senryu Poetry Competition
Calling all students and staff, all poets and non-poets from the University of Glasgow!
Are you a student who often has an unstable connection when a Zoom class is about to start? Are you a lecturer who has forgotten to record your lecture? Are you an administrator who misses your work computer? Are Zoom meetings/lectures draining your energy?
All students and staff of the University of Glasgow are invited to submit contemporary Haiku/Senryu on COVID-19 by Friday 16 April 2021. (There are cash prizes for the student authors.)
What is Haiku/Senryu?
Haiku is a traditional Japanese unrhymed poem, written in a 5/7/5 meter, which often focuses on images from nature. Senryu (also in 5/7/5), by contrast, usually refers to human nature or emotions, often with a sense of humour.
Examples of Senryu by Japanese university students about online teaching:
Hard to connect both internet and people
Not enough money, conversation or sunshine
Remote learning-All I’ve really gained is fat
For every class an assignment frankly impossible
Normality is actually priceless
Theme: COVID-19 and remote study/teaching/working
Awards: There will be four awards for each of the two categories: students and staff. Thanks to the generous donation from the Japan Alumni Association of the University of Glasgow, there are cash prizes for the STUDENT authors!
Deadline: Friday 16 April 2021
We look forward to receiving many humorous, witty Haiku/Senryu!
First published: 18 March 2021