Haiku Death Match at Coffee Underground

Wits End Poetry is at Coffee Undergrounds on Sunday, July 14, 2024! Haiku Death Match Poetry Slam!!! Host Black Phoenix. Poets bring your haikus to compete in their annual Haiku Death Match (National Style). Poets should have at least 40 haiku to compete. Winner will receive $200. Brief open mic sign up by 7:15pm


Haiku is a formal Japanese form of poetry that typically dealt with seasons or transitions. Everyone who has been exposed to poetry has learned at one point or another what is a haiku in its basic westernized format. Simply put, it is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables. How the HAIKUSTERS choose to manipulate those syllables, or three lines, depends upon their own flavor. Poets in this Haiku death match go head to head with their best haikus. Who will be the next Haiku master!!!


Produced by Wits End Poetry. All poetry styles welcome. Coffee Underground. Doors open at 7:00 pm. 


Only 40 tickets for sale via Eventbrite. Entry is only guaranteed to those with advance tickets. Non-sold out shows have tickets for sale at the door via credit card, Cashapp, Paypal, or cash.