Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New Haiku Master for Cleveland: Marc Zeale

graphic for the Haiku deathmatch

At the Haiku Deathmatch in the Heights last Saturday, a new champion took the title of Haiku master of Cleveland. In the final round, Marc Zeale edged out second-place contestant me--not to mention ten other contestants-- to win the Haiku title.
Haiku poet takes the spot

This year's competition featured a lot of senryu and humorous haiku, not to mention a good dose of political poetry--
It is much easier
to buy a gun than control
the ones who use them
--plus some classic haiku as well.

A big thanks to Heights Arts for sponsoring the event, and to Dobama Theatre for providing the venue.

Birds, in spring forests,
Audience voting 
flying past lower branches,
sometimes hit their heads.

Congrats to Marc!

Marc with the winner's trophy

Haiku by Marc Zeale
Photos by Geoffrey A. Landis


Geoffrey A. Landis said...

P.S.: Red team rules!

Marc Z. said...

Red team definitely rules! Great competition, it was.


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau