April is National Poetry Month and UCF Libraries is dashing forward with enthusiasm to celebrate.
Haiku by You – Submissions due by April 7, 2019 at 11:59 pm
“Haiku” is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist
of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle
line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.
#LibraryLove – Submissions due by April 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
Poem of any style or length. What do you love about libraries?
Sonnets – Submissions due by April 21, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
The sonnet is a fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter, which employ
one of several rhyme schemes and adhere to a tightly structured thematic organization.
Sonnet styles via
Academy of American Poets. Your submission can be on any subject.
Submit your poems here.
Contests are open to UCF students only.
One entry per student per contest. If more than one entry is
submitted by a student per contest, all the entries by that person will be disqualified
from that contest.
Judges reserve the right to not select a winner due to limited
submissions, or lack of exceptional submissions.
Stories with explicit sexual content will not be considered for
An Erasure Poetry table will be set up between the Circulation Desk and Reference Desk from April 1 – 5. Staff favorites will be displayed on the windows by the entrance and on library social media accounts.
Book Spine Poetry
Celebrate your #LibraryLove with Book Spine Poetry. Use books to craft a short poem. Share it to Facebook or Instagram tagging @ucflibrary #librarylove during the National Library Week (April 8 – 12). Both the staff favorite and the one with the most likes will get a #UCFLibrary waterbottle.