Hosted by Dan Moulthrop of the Cleveland City Club, the Haiku Death match pits the region’s best and bravest writers of the meditative, 17-syllable form against each other in a contest for the title of Haiku Death Match Master. It’s poetry, theater, talent show, and a jousting match rolled into one. The results are funny, sometimes serious, and often quite irreverent. The audience votes for the poems they like best, contestants are eliminated, and the last poet standing is the winner! Last year’s sold-out event witnessed an enthusiastic audience determining the most recent Haiku Master, Cordelia Eddy. This year, contestants will display their skill with classical, nature-oriented Haiku and with Haiku on contemporary subjects, such as politics, pets, and all things Cleveland.
Heights Arts is raising money to support their Poet Laureate program and Ekphrastcy series in which Cleveland-area writers are invited to view installed artworks during our exhibitions and respond with a poem. Click here to donate now.