That’s right! It’s time once again to consider submitting one or two of your best haiku to our 18th Annual Poster Series! If you have ever contributed haiku to the Syracuse Poster Project, you may have already seen our Invitation Brochure in the mail this past week!
If you’re new to the Project, and would like to participate, please click HERE for our standard entry form. To download our specially designed Invitation Brochure, click HERE. Or, feel free to contact us to be put on the mailing list for next August’s announcement!
From our 2006 Series:
haiku by Joan Cofrancesco with
illustration by artist, Toni Toland.
Their spirits are there / Native voices echoing / Onondaga Lake
Something New for Our 2019 Series: Since our beginnings, our haiku posters have been culled from illustrations created by Syracuse University students. The last 3-4 years, we introduced specially themed Series posters, commissioned by local artists, and invited poets to write a haiku about the poster.
This year’s call for haiku is especially noteworthy as we are reinvigorating our work by reaching out to artists from across the community and throughout the Central New York area who will illustrate our 18th Series’ posters based on the haiku of their choice. Aside from submitting your best haiku for community-based illustrators to choose from, please share this exciting news with your artist friends or consider referring us to artists you may know of!
From our 2004 Series:
haiku by Dick MacPherson and
illustrated by Jon Daly.
Syracuse Football / domed from the cold, wind & rain / Orange Victory
As always, we welcome your poetic contributions that reflect our fair city’s multicultural heart, the Central New York countryside or Syracuse at large! In fact, many haiku previously selected for illustration have celebrated our area’s four distinct seasons, our favorite Syracuse pastimes, our community celebrations and events.
Beyond haiku posters, your work stands a chance of being shared with the public in other ways, as well: via specially printed cards, haiku booklets, haiku-of-the day features, on our Blog and new this year, on large-format flat screens traveling with our poster exhibit. And, if your haiku is chosen to be illustrated for the next Series, it will be on display for one year following our unveiling event in April, 2019!
Mounted in downtown’s colorfully painted kiosks along Salina and Warren Streets, each of our illustrated haiku posters uniquely enhances downtown Syracuse! Like our mission, our haiku posters continue to bridge art and poetry within our community and with our Central New York neighbors
From our 2009 Series:
haiku by Jane Cassady and
illustrator, Sarah Anne DiNardo.
At Alto Cinco / do as the bartender says: / Pinot Grigio
A special note for elementary and secondary school teachers: If you are an elementary and / or secondary school teacher, we would love to hear from you and your students, too! Several of our haiku posters feature student poems–we greatly enjoy the vision and spirit of their work. If you decide to have your class participate, please help with the selection by sending us the best five haiku from each class.
Enjoying our 2018 Series
Unveiling Event: Theresa Marsh and poet,
Soulful minds converge, / jazz, punk, reggae, hip hop, funk. / Westcott’s rich flavor
We will be collecting your haiku now through September 7, 2018–this year’s deadline for submitting haiku. Please do accept our invitation and consider submitting a haiku or two… or three!
Thank You and Happy Writing!