I’ve been entering the Golden Haiku poetry contest since it began in 2014, as I love community projects that put poetry on the street. This one brings a host of haiku to downtown DC, where a selection of entries from all over the world are printed on colourful street signs and displayed in the tree boxes that line the streets of the Golden Triangle neighbourhood.
This year’s contest had over 2900 entries from 71 countries, 49 states of the US and the District of Columbia, so I was very excited to learn last night that two of my haiku are to feature on the street signs. I know quite a few online friends who have had haiku selected — as well as a few poets from the island of Ireland, so congratulations to all!
All the winning haiku from 2022 are here.