Bank Street, in collaboration with Sheffield’s Children’s Festival and the City Council is currently running a massive and fun project which has created a trail of haiku through Sheffield. Local poets taught the basis of haiku in several local schools, and the result is spread across the city centre, and also collected in exhibition in Bank St itself.

You’re also invited. Anyone who would like to contribute one or more haiku can submit through the website.: http://sheffieldhaiku.co.uk/

You can also find my offering: http://sheffieldhaiku.co.uk/submitted-haiku/ I found myself writing about summer, so decided to write the biography of my summers in haiku. (Actually, I’m not that brilliant at haiku writing – very hit and miss – so this was quite a useful exercise. If you want brilliance in haiku, a good poet is Chris Jones: http://www.chris-jones.org.uk/ )

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