THIS SUNDAY NIGHT, poets of the Texas Panhandle need to come to 575 Pizzeria (7710 Hillside Road) for the HAIKU DEATH MATCH! This is the 2nd annual event, and Dr. Daniel Helbert (WTAMU) and Brian Kelleher (575 Pizzeria) stopped by High Plains Morning to spread the word. THERE ARE STILL A FEW SLOT OPEN, so sign up now by registering here! This event will help raise funds for low-income students pursuing Engllish, Philosophy, and Modern Languages at WTAMU. Hear our full interview here:
MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT: This event is open to WT students, 575 staff members, AC students, high school students and members of the public willing to put their nerdy werds on display. There will be a maximum of 32 spots open for an NCAA bracket style double elimination Haiku challenge. Sign in when you get there. All participants will receive a slice of pizza and a non-alcoholic beverage. Bring your student ID for an extra slice of pizza.
It's time to get your polysyllabic groove on. Participants should come prepared with 5 to 10 pre-written, laugh-out-loud funny, potentially embarrassing, enjoyably squeamish, lacking earth-tones and melancholy, yet different haikus. Those that put their art up for derision will enjoy complementary food and beverage in order to fatten them up for slaughter or provide energy on their rise to haiku prominence. Winner takes all with a plaque commemorating their victory in the 2019 Haiku Death Match among other prizes. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go towards the EPML (English Philosophy Modern Language) Student Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund is designed to provide a range of monetary assistance opportunities to underprivileged EPML students. Come on out and show your support by drinking beer and eating pizza!