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The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial  Haiku and Senryu Competition for Grades 7-12 (USA)
Ages 12 years to 18 years old
Deadline: In hand by March 25, 2018.
Eligibility: Any student in grades 7 through 12 enrolled in school as of September 2017 may enter.


THE NICHOLAS A. VIRGILIO MEMORIAL HAIKU AND SENRYU COMPETITION
FOR GRADES 7-12
Founded by the Sacred Heart Church in Camden, NJ, and sponsored by the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association in memory of Nicholas A. Virgilio, a charter member of the Haiku Society of America, who died in 1989. The Haiku Society of America co-sponsors the contest, provides judges, and publishes the results in Frogpond journal and on the Haiku Society of America (HSA) Website.


Links to both Haiku Society of America submission pages (info & submission document) plus the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association:
http://area17.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/the-nicholas-virgilio-memorial-haiku.html




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Contests and Awards / Re: The Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards Contest
« Last post by Billie Wilson on January 19, 2018, 01:06:00 PM »
Many thanks, Alan, for correcting the link to the contest rules.  I'm still trying to learn how to do that. I hope everyone will notice your correction.  Appreciate all that you do.  --Billie
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Other Haiku News / 2018 International Women’s Haiku Festival
« Last post by AlanSummers on January 14, 2018, 08:31:01 AM »
Call for Submissions:
The 2018 International Women’s Haiku Festival on Inner Voices

https://jenniferhambrick.com/2018/01/13/call-for-submissions-the-2018-international-womens-haiku-festival-on-inner-voices/
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Contests and Awards / Re: The Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards Contest
« Last post by AlanSummers on January 13, 2018, 08:32:03 AM »
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The weblink seemed to be not working, at least for me, so here it is again, just to make sure:


The Robert Spiess Memorial 2018 Haiku Awards Contest
http://www.modernhaiku.org/spiesscontest/spiesscontest2018.html


Postal or email entries accepted.


March 13 is the deadline for entries in The Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards Contest for 2018. Submission guidelines are set out at the Modern Haiku website.


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Contests and Awards / Happy New Year from Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine!
« Last post by FoundingEditor on January 11, 2018, 03:51:49 PM »
2017 World Tanka Competition Deadline Extended!


GUIDELINES: Only previously unpublished high quality tanka poems not submitted for publication or to any other contest, will be accepted. The appearance of poems in online discussion lists, Twitter, Facebook or personal websites will be considered as previous publication and will not qualify. Please type “World Tanka” in subject line of your email to avoid deletion.

Theme: All poems related to either "Sunrise / Sunset". Poems do not have to include both. Enter by email only. Please type poems in the body of your email. (Please no email attachments or postal submissions will be accepted). All attachments to email will be deleted.

Email: lpezinesubmissions@gmail.com

http://lyricalpassionpoetry.yolasite.com/2017-world-tanka-poetry-competition.php

Contest opens: November 15, 2017 and closes February 1, 2018. Deadline extended. 
Entries must be emailed no later than the deadline: February 1, 2018 at 11:59 EST to qualify. International submissions are always welcome. Entries received after the deadline will not be accepted. Winners and Honorable Mentions will be posted on website. All rights revert to the authors after publication.

Entry Fee: $3.00 US/ each tanka poem or the discount price of $10.00 US/ each set of 5 poems.
**Example: If entering 2 tanka poems, type a total of $6 in the PayPal "price per item" field. If entering  6 tanka poems, please type $13 into the "price per item" field. If entering 10 poems, type $20 in the field. etc.

Only online & PayPal payments will be accepted using the link on the website at Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine.

Top Prizes – Grand Prize: $250.00 (US) & Certificate, 2nd Prize: $100.00, 3rd Prize: $50.00

Be a part of a prolific community of writers!
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Contests and Awards / The Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards Contest
« Last post by Billie Wilson on January 10, 2018, 11:48:35 PM »
March 13 is the deadline for entries in The Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards Contest for 2018. Submission guidelines are set out at the Modern Haiku website.
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Do you think understanding the artist, as much as we can, gives that white space within a painting when viewing?

I write and continue to write about whitespace/negative space. Do we need to know anything about an artist or any other kind of author? I feel both no, and yes. We are coloured by what we think and what we think is coloured by what is out there, mostly incorrect.

The Van Gogh Museum website is a good source, and I enjoyed visiting the actual venue more than once, and the surprise the first time when there was the comparative Van Gogh/Munch exhibition.

white paintings:
http://area17.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/negative-space-in-haiku-writing-poetry.html

Dr Who and Van Gogh when Science Fiction can become an invaluable tool:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubTJI_UphPk

warm regards,
Alan



Thanks Alan. The one I find most intriguing is the first painting with the second link.

I'm assuming this painting was was done from memory because of the time of year, and wonder is it more of a symbolic panting of his state of mind and an emotion within. Do you think understanding the artist, as much as we can, gives that white space within a painting when viewing?
We all have differing opinions, see things differently, we see this in our workshop threads.
Such fascinating subjects.
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Alan.
Enjoyed the grouping of 11.
Especially this one
https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/collection/d0348V1962

Sprite movement of the sower, high sun but a breeze, evident in the grain.
A man glad to do the work, happy in nature.
Sowing his seed in broad daylight, almost dancing in it.
Perhaps he's just left the brothel?

:-)
Jan
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Thanks Alan. The one I find most intriguing is the first painting with the second link.

I'm assuming this painting was was done from memory because of the time of year, and wonder is it more of a symbolic panting of his state of mind and an emotion within. Do you think understanding the artist, as much as we can, gives that white space within a painting when viewing?
We all have differing opinions, see things differently, we see this in our workshop threads.
Such fascinating subjects.
 
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I am guessing this one of the eleven Sowers as it appears close to Pointillism:
https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/collection/d0302V1972r

Here are all eleven:
https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/search/collection?Q=The%20Sower



Hi, Anna, you mentioned 'The Sower' which one?

I particularly like this painting - Arles June 1888, a wonderful movement to it.

The one that struck me when you mentioned this particular painting - the sower- which there are a few.
The Sower - Arles- November 1888 could have the 'ma' element. Here we have a close-up of a sower of seeds, a dark painting, these seeds well depicted in the painting.Is van Gogh representing his own seeds (in the brothels a dark and desolate place) and not producing the one thing he so dearly wanted, a crop of his own making.
A marvellous subject for haiku
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