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January 02, 2007

News Haikus

Several weeks ago, the Ann Arbor News announced its annual news haiku contest, soliciting haikus about local events over the past year to publish on New Year's Day. I got out a pen, jotted down four haikus on a post-it, and emailed three of them to the News the next day. Despite getting over 500 entries, the News published all three of mine. Because I just can't help bragging, here they are:

July is Art Fair
Art and food, both on a stick
Don't park on my lawn

Bo Schembechler dies
The sun sets on an era
Michigan fans mourn

Build a new high school
See the salamanders run
But what to name it?

I'm so excited -- I never expected to be a published poet!

Posted by eklanche at January 2, 2007 08:43 AM


I was thrilled when I saw these in the paper - to think that I am friends with a real published poet! I love the Art Fair one. Can we make it into an arty sign and post it on our lawns next July?

Posted by: esik at January 30, 2007 10:35 AM

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