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Library News Release

Release Date: 04/01/2013

The Seattle Public Library announces poetry contest winners

Haiku Hullabaloo

The Seattle Public Library invited children, teens and adults to enter a haiku poetry contest in celebration of National Poetry Month in April. One poem is being featured each day in April on the Library website home page (www.spl.org). Three of the winning poems follow:


Find the library

It's a chamber of secrets,

A wrinkle in time.


Clio V., age 9

School: Orca K-8

Columbia Branch


library book on Rin Tin Tin


bookmark wagging


Tom Greggs

Northeast Branch


Frayed man reads in easy

chair. Nobody's homeless

in a library.


Carol Gordon

Lake City Branch


Contest participants were asked to write a haiku that celebrates the library in their life. The 30 best haiku were chosen from over 400 submitted poems.


To view all of the winning haiku, visit www.spl.org/haiku.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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