Your haiku is on one of five topics:
- your research
- your EUI experience
- life in Italy
- the year 2020
- world affairs
Multiple submissions are welcome. Include as many haiku on one form as you like. If you have already submitted a haiku, but want to submit another one (or ten), you may find the system doesn't allow you to do so. In this case, send us your haiku to [email protected].
Your haiku meets the following criteria:
1. A haiku is structured in three lines:
- Line 1 : 5 syllables
- Line 2 : 7 syllables
- Line 3 : 5 syllables
The Poetry Foundation's definition of SYLLABLE:
- "A single unit of speech sound as written or spoken; specifically, a vowel preceded by zero to three consonants (“awl,” “bring,” “strand”), and followed by zero to four consonants (“too,” “brag,” “gloss,” “stings,” “sixths”)."
2. Your haiku complies with the EUI Code of Ethics, especially the principles of respect and responsibility.
3. Your haiku can be submitted in any language. If, however, it is not in English, you must provide a translation. The translation does not have to respect the structure of the haiku, although of course if it does, then that would be great!
4. You must use an EUI email. If you are a partner with no EUI email, you must indicate your partner's email, and include your own in the alternative email box below.