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Submit your Haiku on Respect








Submit your Haiku on Respect

Please submit your Japanese or American Haiku centered on the theme of Respect using the form below. If your work is selected, you could even be a featured poet during Ron Whitehead's Happy Hour presentation "Write ON!" on Wednesday, August 19th.Two winning Haikus will win a copy of  either "The View from Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Bathroom Window" or the CD, "Down and Out in Kentucky: Never Give Up." Prizes will be awarded and those writers will perform their pieces live during the event.  All eligible entries must be submitted by August 15 by 5:00 PM. Please submit any questions to Joshua Keppel-González at 

Additional Guidelines:

  • Please no political content.
  • We retain the right to not accept any submissions that don't meet the required theme of Respect. 
  • This writing project is about bringing people together. 

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