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--plus some classic haiku as well.
to buy a gun than control
the ones who use them
A big thanks to Heights Arts for sponsoring the event, and to Dobama Theatre for providing the venue.
Birds, in spring forests,
sometimes hit their heads.
Congrats to Marc!
|Marc with the winner's trophy|
Haiku by Marc Zeale
Photos by Geoffrey A. Landis