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Asian Heritage Month: Haiku Contest

April 1 - April 12
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Asian Heritage Month 2024

The Asian Heritage Month Annual Haiku contest is back!  We invite BMCC staff, faculty and students to get their Haiku game on!

This year’s theme word is “peace.”

Submit your entry online. Haiku submissions are accepted from April 1 through April 12.

Winners of the Haiku contest will receive a FREE ticket to the Asian Heritage Month Dinner on April 18 and a Barnes and Noble gift card.

About Haiku
The haiku is a Japanese poetic form that consists of three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third.

An example of haiku by Matsuo Basho:
Old pond
A frog jumps in
The sound of water

Wait–that poem by Matsuo Basho doesn’t seem to follow the 5-7-5 rule.
Actually, it does in his native Japanese, though not in the English translation.

Every haiku has two parts to it. It’s divided in the middle by what’s called a “cutting word”. What do you think is the cutting word in the poem above by Matsuo Basho?

See a complete list of Asian Heritage Month events.

Attend 2 or more Asian Heritage Month events for Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) credit.

For more information, contact Erwin Wong at ewong@bmcc.cuny.edu.

April 1 - April 12
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Open to:
BMCC Students, Faculty, Staff