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Senryu, Tanka and Gyoji Haiku Writing Contests

10 March 2010
Senryu, Tanka and Gyoji Haiku Writing Contests

Senryu is a short, unrhymed poem composed of 17 syllables or less and written in three lines. It's not necessary to use the 5-7-5 syllabic structure (like a Haiku poem), though you can. Senryu often refers to emotions or some other aspect of the human condition.

Contest rules HERE.


For this contest you are challenged to write a Tanka poem. Tanka is a form of poetry with a specific syllable count.

line 1 - 5 syllables
line 2 - 7 syllables
line 3 - 5 syllables
line 4 - 7 syllables
line 5 - 7 syllables

Contest rules HERE.

Gyoji Haiku

The haiku category of gyoji celebrates holidays. This contest is looking for serious poems according to the specifications below to celebrate one of the worldwide non-Christian holidays. The directives must be followed, or the entry will be disqualified. After the directives is a list of some examples from non-Christian world religions.

Contest rules HERE.
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