We’ll begin taking submissions on March 1st for the 2019 Haiku Invitational on the theme of reconciliation. You may interpret that word in your own life and culture. Click here to enjoy 2018 winning selections & meet our winners!
The top poems in six main categories (Vancouver, BC, Canada, United States, International and Youth) will receive celebrity readings and be featured in creative ways during the 2018 festival some which include: publication in The Bulletin magazine, Haiku Canada newsletter, an online publication in the newsletter of the Haiku Society of America, printing in a chapbook hand-folded and bound by Victoria-based Leaf Press and publication on the VCBF website. Winning poems will be read by Christopher Gaze at the VSO’s Tea & Trumpets Concert, at our media-kickoff event, Cherry Jam Downtown concert by media celebrity emcee and celebrated at Sakura Days Japan Fair Leith Wheeler Haiku House.
2018 Haiku Invitational Judge Bios:
|Jacquie Pearce is a Vancouver-based author of novels for children as well as poetry. Her haiku have won awards, including the 2018 League of Canadian Poets inaugural haiku contest and Best Vancouver Haiku in the 2015 Cherry Blossom Haiku Invitational. Her haiku have also appeared in a variety of publications, including the Haiku Canada Review, Frogpond, and The Red Moon Anthology. Jacquie recently shared and taught haiku as writer-in-residence at Joy Kogawa House and coedited The Jade Pond, an anthology of haiku written by the Vancouver Haiku Group. Visit her at http://jacquelinepearce.ca/ and www.wildink.wordpress.com.|
Programs subject to change.