The Poetry Foundation's current newsletter brings news of an "intergalactic" haiku contest.
Examining the details I was slightly disappointed to discover that the contest does not come within the orbit of poets in other galaxies.
I have friends in Andromeda.
The contest, it turns out, is a local interplanetary enterprise.
Entry is free and confined to Earthlings. Closing date: 1st June 2013.
The winning verses, in standard 5-7-5 haiku format, and the names of the 3 winning poets will be taken to Mars by NASA's Maven spacecraft.
Full rules and other useful information can be found here:
|little green dog|
Now preparing to drill into "knobby Cumberland rock".