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April 14 - 22, 2014

Mon 9 AM - 6 PM
Tue 9 AM - 6 PM
Wed 9 AM - 6 PM
Thu 9 AM - 6 PM
Fri 9 AM - 5 PM
Sat 10 AM - 6 PM*
Quiet Study Area

*No Internet Access in the
Library on April 19


The BMCC Library sponsors a Haiku Contest during BMCC's Asian Heritage Month in April.

April is Asian Heritage Month at BMCC

Celebrate the 26th Annual BMCC Asian Heritage Month
with the BMCC Library !

April 1-30, 2014

Win a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card AND a FREE dinner at BMCC's 25th Annual Asian Heritage Month Dinner on Friday, April 25, 2014!
Contest runs from March 31-April 22, 2014
Winners will be announced on April 22, 2014

What is Haiku?
Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry.
A Haiku poem has 3 lines of 17 syllables-consisting of 5, 7, & 5 syllables, respectively. (The rules for writing Haiku in Japanese are strict, but in other languages it is simpler.)

Example from a Haiku Master, Murakami, Kijo (1865-1938):
(5) First autumn morning
(7) the mirror I stare into
(5) shows my father's face.

- Contest is open to all students, faculty, staff, & administration of BMCC!
- Every entry MUST contain any variation of the word, NEW
- To win, poem must conform to the haiku format
- All Haiku poems must be original
- You may enter as many different poems as you wish

This year, every Haiku poem entered MUST contain any variation of the word, NEW. Please enter as many as you wish.

Contestant Information:
* Student Faculty Adjunct Staff
(All fields required and haiku must contain any variation
of the word NEW)
First Line:
Second Line:
Third Line:
First Line:
Second Line:
Third Line:
First Line:
Second Line:
Third Line:

Asterisk (*) denotes required field.

Remember you may enter as many different haiku poems as you wish!

The BMCC Asian Heritage Committee sponsors the Can You Haiku? Contest. Professor Dorothea Coiffe (Library) coordinates every annual Can You Haiku? Contest. The 2014 Can You Haiku? Contest judges are Professor Dorothea Coiffe & Dr. Priscilla Rogers-Fahy.