StudioTulsa Haiku Contest

ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – StudioTulsa's 2009 Autumnal Haiku Writing Contest has begun.

Three lines, seventeen syllables - 5, 7, 5 - you know the formula, and maybe you even recall reading them back in high school or college, but can you craft a compelling haiku or two of your own?

Taking our cue from a recent on-air rumination by our longtime commentator Connie Cronley, StudioTulsa announces its 2009 Autumnal Haiku Writing Contest.

Pencils ready? Here are the specifics.

Simply e-mail your original haiku to, and be sure to put "haiku" in the subject line. (No more than three haikus per person, please.) Submit your haiku here.

The contest ends in one month - on December 2, 2009 - and there's no fee to participate. There will be public-radio-themed prizes for our 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place recipients, and a few of the winning poems might even be read during a StudioTulsa broadcast. Ms. Cronley herself, along with a few Public Radio Tulsa staffers, will select the winners.