And the Haiku Contest winner is….

haiku_symbolFBWisdom rose gently-
a paper lantern above
her timid, cloaked words.
~ Kathryn Lanning

 

Thanks to Kathryn for her excellent haiku! It received the most votes (1st, 2nd or 3rd place) out of 16 total haikus submitted this year. Thanks so much to all who took the time to write a haiku! Here the other top vote getters (receiving 3 votes each):

The life evolving,
inside my womb she becomes,
spirit, also flesh.
Chanley Rodriguez

Teach me how to breathe
as the world spins like a dog
chasing its own tail.
Thom Meyer

Judges for this contest were librarians from Rentschler Library and English faculty from MUH. Thanks to all the judges!

 

Hump Day!!! Whoot, whoot!!

Find the camel in the library. Take his picture, show it to one of the library staff, and you will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to the bookstore. April is the last month for the camel contest, so make sure you get entered.

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Poetry reading event at Lane P.L. Wednesday!

Power_Poetry2015Come read your favorite poem this Wednesday from 4:00 -5:30 PM at the Lane Public Library’s Hamilton branch! The event is open to all and refreshments will be provided courtesy of the MUH Student Government Association. This is the 8th year the Library has helped organize a poetry reading and as usual we are joined in this effort by the MUH English department and, of course, the Lane Public Library.

Haiku masters wanted!

Statue of BashoYou don’t have to be as good as Bashō (at left), a 17th C. Japanese master, to write haikus. Many good haikus touch on some aspect of nature, but you’re free to explore whatever theme you want. Why don’t you try entering our haiku contest?  We have one more week to gather entries. Submit yours online here, or fill out a paper form near the big display in the library. Our display features some of the excellent haikus we’ve received from Miami students, staff and faculty over the years, as well as a collection of our books with examples of haikus by Japanese and non-Asian masters. There are even books that will help you write haikus.

Poetry reading event this Wednesday!

Power_Poetry2015Come read your favorite poem this Wednesday from 1:30-3:00 PM at the Wilks Conference Center. The event is open to all and refreshments will be provided courtesy of the MUH Student Government Association. This is the 8th year the Library has helped organize a poetry reading and as usual we are joined in this effort by the MUH English department and Lane Public Library.

Another poetry reading event is set for Wed. April 22nd at the Lane Public Library’s lovely octagon reading room, from 4:00 to 5:30.

Camel Contest Winner!!!

The winner of the Camel Contest for the month of March is:
Val Brown!!!
Congratulations, Val! Stop by the library with your ID to claim your prize.

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Still time to submit your haiku!

haiku written on Post-It noteYou don’t have to use Post-It notes to submit your haiku in our annual haiku contest, use the online form or fill out a paper form in the library. The contest runs until Friday, April 24th. Use nature as inspiration, or whatever is going in your life.