Motherhood & Words

haiku contest dealine extended!

Thanks to all of you who have submitted a haiku for the contest! I’m loving them!

For those of you who haven’t submitted, there’s still time. I am extending the deadline until Sunday night, April 25th. My dear friend Laura, the judge of this year’s contest, is at a work conference through the weekend, and though she offered to judge your wonderful poems from her hotel room, I said no. I want her home, in the thick of family life, when she sits down to pick her favorite “what no one told me” haiku.

So if you haven’t submitted, there’s still time. You can do it. You can. Post your haiku in the comment field here.

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I have been teaching creative writing for almost twenty years. Reading about other women’s lives and experiences has expanded my world. To be able to walk in someone else’s shoes, whether it’s for a moment or an hour or a few days, is an incredible gift, providing me with insight into the human experience. It takes courage to write your truths, especially if it doesn’t seem as though anyone cares, as though anyone is listening. Let me tell you: your stories matter, I’m listening, and I’m here to help you find the heart of those truths, to get them down on the page, to craft them, and to send them out into the world. Together, we will change the world, one story at a time.

1 Comment

  1. Ines on April 26, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Thank you, Kate. That you said you 'loved' the haikus already makes me a winner. I really like to participate in this. And, of course, I very impressed by the haikus everyone has postedI