The Rothrock Haiku Contest, as conducted by Kurt Westley
The Rothrock Haiku Contest is unlike anything you’ve read before: a poem-writing competition between two fictitious poets, Waku and Woro, to prescribed traditional themes, and adjudicated by the conductor, Kurt Westley. There’s a space on each spread for the reader to weigh in, and even room enough to write your own poem on the topic. However you read it, the book constitutes a paean to the author’s preferred Pennsylvania state park and to his favorite poetic genre.
orange leaves flaming to the heron’s muddy toes winter sky hurling sleet pellets against my Nirvana-facing window entrusting my hut to the emerging ants my shadow leans downslope . . .
Size: 4.25″ x 6.5″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2020
Shortlisted for a 2020 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award by The Haiku Foundation!