Monday, June 03, 2019

OtherWordly Intergalactic Haiku Competition, 2019

Over the moon to have received 1st Place in this contest, as well as four official selections to be included in Idea's forthcoming video game. There were 970 submissions to the contest, which was judged by David Oates, Nicholas M. Sola and Deborah P. Kolodji.

From Idea:

Presenting a cosmic collection of space-themed haiku. In a galaxy of words, the Termarians are desperate to escape the Lexiborgs' grasp. Players ping, zap, and blast their way through quests. When they pause, a space-themed haiku appears out of the cosmos, providing a moment of reflection before returning to orbiting ciphers.

Poets of every species were invited to enter space-themed haiku in the OtherWordly Intergalactic Haiku Competition. The top 40 entries are incorporated into the game, serving to enhance its tranquility while acquainting gamers with the esteemed poetry form.

1st Place:

I skip a pebble across
the universe

(originally published in Seashores, Volume 2, April 2019)

Official Selections:

solstice comet
I catch the tail end
of a dream

(originally published in the Australian Haiku Society's Summer Solstice Haiku String in 2018)

backyard campout
we fall asleep counting
the ghosts of stars

(originally published in the Australian Haiku Society's Autumn Equinox Haiku String in 2019)

a galaxy
on the fawn's back
solstice eve

(originally published in Cha No Keburi and translated into Italian by Lucia Fontana in 2018)

solar flares
a spill of buttercups
in the meadow

(originally published in Acorn 35 in 2015)

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