We’ve received a note from Ross Findlay, the text writer for In Search Of Basho, a haiku / webcomic project, about a competition they are running. Ross is reaching out to haiku poets to tell them about the project:
“The comic is about mortality and the search for inner peace. Each comic strip is written as a haiku.”
“At the moment we’re running a haiku-writing competition, where we’re asking people to submit us a mortality-themed haiku. The winner will get their haiku drawn as a webcomic.”
Sounds like fun. So if you like the idea of having your haiku drawn as a webcomic, you might well give it a go. In search of Basho calls for haiku with a 5-7-5 structure, though may be open in this regard. We hope the qualities of your haiku contributions will shine through however many syllables your poem requires and enrich the appreciation of what haiku is and can be.
Newcomers to haiku may wish to join our forum “New to Haiku” and post questions and receive feedback on drafts, or check out our free to download How to Haiku introductory volume from the Foundation library.
Good luck! And don’t forget to let us know if you win!