Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2007

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We are delighted to announce that the second annual Cherry Blossom Festival
will take place in Vancouver, Canada, during March and April 2007.

We invite poets from around the world to submit one unpublished haiku
inspired by the beauty of the cherry tree. Submissions must be received by
January 11, 2007.

Top selected haiku will become part of a permanent stone Haiku Memorial at
Burrard SkyTrain Station in downtown Vancouver under the cherry tree planted
in 2006 to commemorate the inaugural festival. The Haiku Memorial will be
unveiled at the festival’s opening mid March and selected haiku will also be
displayed on TransLink city buses and SkyTrain cars for a period of two

In addition, top selected haiku will win free copies of “Haiku Journey,” a
new computer game from Hot Lava Games that features 540 English-language
haiku by 45 poets around the world, selected by Michael Dylan Welch.

Other works of merit will be published on the VCBF Website and featured at
readings throughout the festival.

You may find submission details at by following the link
to haiku.

We look forward to receiving your haiku and thank you for your participation
as Vancouver so enjoys and appreciates your writing.


Linda Poole
VCBF Creative Director

Carole MacRury
Michael Dylan Welch
Edward Zuk
Haiku Committee

The Haiku Invitational is made possible with the support of the Canadian
Society for Asian Arts.


One thought on “Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2007

  1. Merci beaucoup, Tessa, de nous transmettre cette invitation qui autrement n’aurait certainement pas trouvé le chemin jusqu’à chez moi ! Reste à trouver un haïku sur la beauté du cerisier … dans la langue de Shakespeare !(en passant – comment va le roman ?)salutations cordialesMohe

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